Accused Ore. teen asked to reveal girl's location

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The mother of 14-year-old missing Portland girl has asked the 16-year-old boy charged with her daughter's murder to tell police where she is.

The Oregonian reports that Shaquita Louis wrote a letter to Parrish Bennette Jr., describing the anguish over not knowing what happened to Yashanee Vaughn.

Authorities say Parrish Bennette Jr. fatally shot his girlfriend in mid-March and then hid her body. Vaughn was reported missing by her mother on March 19 and has not been seen since.

Bennette faces first-degree murder with a firearm and first-degree manslaughter with a firearm in Vaughn's death. He has pleaded not guilty.

A bail hearing continues Thursday to determine whether he should continue to be held without bail.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com