Bond Granted For Teenager Who Allegedly Beat And Strangled His Mom To Death, Put Her Body In Trunk, And Led Police on High-Speed Chase

On Thursday, February 2nd, a Houston judge set a bond for a teenager that was arrested for strangling and beating his mother to death, and then traveling across the country with her corpse in her stolen car’s trunk, Law And Crime reported.

In October of 2022, 17-year-old Tyler Roenz and 49-year-old Michelle Roenz were reported as missing after Tyler’s father discovered five teeth and a trail of blood leading to the master bedroom of his home. When he notified Houston police of his findings, he also reported that his wife’s 2011 Mazda 3 was missing.

Soon after their disappearance, the missing Mazda was spotted in Nebraska. 15 minutes later, state troopers attempted to pull the vehicle over, which led to a high-speed pursuit. The Mazda traveled for nine miles at nearly 110 miles per hours before crashing into a tree. Tyler Roenz was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, and his mother was discovered in the vehicle’s trunk.

Michelle Roenz’ cause of death was determined to be strangulation and blunt force trauma, but the reason for the attack remains unknown. The Harris County judge has set the defendant’s bond on the murder charge at $1,050,000.

“The judge has made it clear that he’s not to have contact with his father or go near his father’s residence,” Harris County Assistant District Attorney Lisa Calligan explained. “If he gets out, has to be on 24-hour house arrest with an ankle monitor.”

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