Police Arrest 14-Year-Old Boy in Connection With Homicide of Teen in Bridgeport

Police said the 14-year-old boy's body was found in Oxford.

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NBC Connecticut

A 14-year-old boy was arrested after he told police about his involvement in Joe Nunez's death last week.

The boy faces charges including murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

The boy is being held at a juvenile detention center in Bridgeport pending a future court appearance, police said.

The body of 14-year-old Jose Nunez, of Bridgeport, was found in a wooded area of Oxford. Police said Nunez's mother reported him missing just before 9 a.m. on July 28.

Detectives confirmed the cause of death is strangulation.

On July 29, police were led to a wooded area on Wyant Road in Oxford, where Nunez’s body was found, police said.

Police took 19-year-old Diante Willoughby into custody in Oxford after a motor vehicle stop on Route 67 on July 30. He has been charged with murder and his bond is set at $2 million.

Police said they don't expect any additional arrests in the case.

“On behalf of the Bridgeport Police Department, I want to express our condolences to the family of Jose Nunez. This is a tragic incident that is felt throughout our entire community. We cannot imagine the tremendous loss that Jose’s family and friends are feeling at this time,” Chief Perez said. “I would like to thank our Detective Bureau and officers for working diligently to seek justice for Jose and his family.”

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