Remains found in search for teen being examined
Sunday, July 17, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office says it will examine on Monday the human remains found in a heavily forested Portland butte over the weekend.
The remains are thought to be that of missing Portland girl Yashanee Vaughn, who was last seen March 19. A 16-year-old boyfriend has been charged with murder in her death.
The district attorney's office said the discovery of human remains resulted from information provided by the arrested boyfriend.
Authorities allege Parrish Bennette Jr. fatally shot 14-year-old Vaughn and then hid her body. She was reported missing by her mother on March 21.
Bennette has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder with a firearm and first-degree manslaughter with a firearm.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com