A missing teen was allegedly strangled to death by her girlfriend over an argument about a sexually transmitted disease, new court records show.
Eighteen-year-old Tierra Horn was first reported missing by concerned family members on 5 January, according to the Houston Police Department.
While conducting a search for Horn on a hiking trail near the Buffalo Bayou, investigators found her remains later that day.
Authorities have previously said that Horn died as a result of homicide, but new records obtained by Click2Houston show that she was allegedly strangled by her girlfriend, 24-year-old Shania Laneice Turner.
The tragedy unfolded following a heated argument between Horn and Turner, who reportedly believed Horn had given her a sexually transmitted disease. Turner is accused of murdering the 18-year-old and abandoning her body on the trail.
Horn’s sister Skinesha Granville told ABC13 that Horn and Turner’s relationship was extremely toxic and that the couple had a history of abuse.
“It was very toxic. They used to fight and everything,” Ms Granville told the outlet. “[Turner] used to hit on her and beat her, beat her up and stuff, and I just had to break it up.”
Turner has been charged with one count of murder.
She was arrested on 11 January and booked into the Harris County Jail.