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Missing 17-year-old found dead, suspect confesses to murder

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Joel Orozco (Source: LPSO) Joel Orozco (Source: LPSO)
David Nguyen David Nguyen
DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) -

Officials with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says a missing Baton Rouge man's body was found after a 19-year-old Denham Springs man confessed to shooting and killing him, and then led investigators to the scene of the murder.

David Nguyen, 17, was reported missing by his mother. He was last seen Saturday morning. During the investigation of a missing person, investigators were led to the home of 19-year-old Joel Orozco's home in Denham Springs.

Orozco confessed to shooting and killing Nguyen, according to police. He then led detectives with EBRSO and LPSO to the scene of the murder, which was off Clearwater Drive in Denham Springs.

Investigators say Nguyen's body was found and evidence related to the crime was recovered from the crime scene. Evidence was also collected at Orozco's home.

The investigation continues.

Orozco is in the Livingston Parish Detention Center where he is charged with second degree murder.

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