SEBASTIAN (CBSMiami/AP) — A horrific story is coming into focus along Florida’s east coast.READ MORE: 'Survivor' Contestant Michelle Yi Describes Frightening Santa Monica Assault
A teenager has been arrested and charged with murder in the case of a missing Florida high school student who was killed “execution-style.”
Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar told local media on Friday that 18-year-old Elisha Martin is suspected in the shooting death of 16-year-old Logan Spencer.
Spencer was a high school football player in Sebastian, a central Florida city. He had been reported missing last month, but his body was found in the woods on Feb. 21READ MORE: Coalition Of Engineers, Architects Calls For Beach Condo Inspections Every 20 Years Following Surfside Condo Collapse
Sheriff Loar said Martin told a witness that he shot Spencer in the back of the head.
Several people told investigators Martin blamed Spencer for stealing between $12,000 and $20,000. Deputies found the gun tied to the crime in Martin’s home.
Police records show Martin has also been charged with a felony for possession of marijuana with intent to sell, as well as a misdemeanor charge for giving false information to law enforcement during an investigation.
No attorney was listed for Martin in jail records.
He is currently being held in jail without bond.MORE NEWS: 3 Miramar Teens Charged In Brutal Murder Of 18-Year-Old Dwight “DJ” Grant Face Judge
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