24-year-old Shania Turner is said to have strangled her teenage girlfriend during an argument on a hiking trail after she believed that the teen had given her a sexually transmitted disease.
Now, the Houston, Texas, police department has arrested and charged Turner with murder in relation to the death of 18-year-old Tierra Horn.
An autopsy report noted that Horn died from “compression” to the neck.
No one had spoken to Horn since Jan. 2, and two days following that, she was reported missing.
On Jan. 5, her body was discovered close to a Texas bayou, and her death was determined to be a homicide.
Rakeisha Calton, the victim’s sister, reported that Turner’s residence was the last location where Horn’s phone had pinged.
Another sister stated that the couple had a bad relationship and had fights on several occasions.
Calton had added that she frequently saw bruises on her sister, but her sister would never disclose what had occurred.
Turner’s bond has been set at $100,000.