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Body of missing 19-year-old found in Lake Lewisville; capital murder suspect in custody

Jonathan Houston’s body was discovered days after police said he was reported missing “under suspicious circumstances.”

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File photo.(Metro Video)

Detectives discovered the body Tuesday of a missing 19-year-old who was dumped in Lake Lewisville, days after the teenager disappeared “under suspicious circumstances.”

The Colony police had asked for the public’s help Monday to find Jonathan Houston, saying they thought he was in danger.

Detectives found Houston’s body about 11:30 a.m. the next day in a wooded area near the lake, in the 3800 block of Overlook Court in The Colony, police said Wednesday.

Police arrested 24-year-old Elijha Norman in connection with Houston’s death. He faces charges of capital murder and tampering with evidence, police said.

Police said Norman robbed and shot Houston repeatedly after they met Sunday and then discarded the teenager’s body in the lake.

Police didn’t explain how they determined Norman was a suspect in Houston’s death or whether the two men had known each other.

Police said Norman was being held in The Colony’s jail. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney.

Dana Branham, Breaking news reporter. Dana is a reporter at The Dallas Morning News covering crime and breaking news. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Oklahoma, where she studied journalism. Before coming to The News in 2018, Dana interned at the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Tulsa World.

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