Jordan Vong Colorado

Teen charged as adult after strangling 7-year-old nephew for pestering her to play video games: Police

New details emerged on Tuesday, in the case of Jordan Vong, a Colorada boy found deceased in a closet of his family’s Denver home on August 6, after an intensive search for him.

The Denver Post reports that 16-year-old girl Jennie Bunsom is accused of killing her nephew, 7-year-old Jordan and wrapping him in a blanket before hiding him in portable closet in her basement bedroom. The incident occurred inside her family’s home off of the 4900 block of Fairplay Street in Denver. According to court documents, the teen reportedly strangled the little boy to death.

A probable cause statement indicated Bunsom got into an argument with a girlfriend on August 6,  and was upset and in her room when Jordan knocked on her door and asked her to play video games with him. The suspect declined and asked the boy to leave her room, but he refused and laid down on her bed. Infuriated, Bunsom reportedly pushed Jordan off the bed, causing him to hit his face. When he began crying, she allegedly pinched his nose and held his mouth.

“Jordan began to cry. She placed her hand over Jordan’s mouth and plugged his nose as Jordan began to struggle for a few minutes,” the probable cause statement read. “She didn’t tell any of her family what she had done to Jordan because she was afraid. Nor did she tell any of her family where she had hid Jordan.”

On August 6 at around 4:30 p.m., Jordan’s mother reported him missing to authorities. The following day, the FBI joined the search for Jordan as part of the “Safe Street” operation, in conjunction with Denver police.

On August 7, after an extensive search that lasted a little over a day, the Denver Police Department announced they found Jordan’s deceased body inside his family’s home. A coroner pronounced the little boy dead at the scene. Although the cause of death has not been confirmed, authorities ruled it as a homicide.

“She didn’t tell any of her family what she had done to Jordan because she was afraid,” the probable cause statement said. “Nor did she tell any of her family where she had hid Jordan.”

The defendant’s first district court hearing has not yet been scheduled. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

[Feature Photo: Jordan Vong/Family Handout]