Tyler Roenz is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle as investigators continue to question him after his mother’s body was found in the trunk of his car following a chase in Nebraska.
Tyler Roenz, 17, and his mother, Michelle Roenz, 49, were reported missing late Thursday morning in a Humble neighborhood. The missing report was posted to Twitter by @HCSOTexas
“Help us locate Michelle Roenz, 49, & Tyler Roenz, 17, who was last seen on October 13, 2022, at 11:40 am, in the 14700 block of Birch Arbor Court, Humble, TX 77396. They may be driving a black 2011 Mazda, TX License PGP2413. Call (713) 755-6056 or@CrimeStopHOUat (713) 222-8477
Tyler’s father told Harris County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday that his wife and son were missing and he was unable to contact them. He also said their 2011 Mazda 3 was missing from the home.
The father reportedly told deputies his son was allowed to use the car, but only to go certain places.
After noticing the missing vehicle, Tyler’s father found a human tooth and blood in the garage, documents state. He reportedly followed a trail of blood into the primary bedroom of the house, where he found at least four additional human teeth in a pool of blood.
According to Nebraska State Police, they spotted the car less than 15 minutes after they were alerted the vehicle was involved in a homicide. Tyler, who was behind the wheel, led police on a high-speed chase before crashing the car in a ditch, according to troopers. A body, identified as his mother, was found in the trunk. An update on Twitter by Ed Gonzalez highlighted the location of the crash and the discovery of the missing mother.