Crime

Durham man charged with murdering teen

Police arrested a 38-year-old man Friday and charged him with murdering a teen in January.

Police have accused Eliseo Verver Gonzalez of Durham strangling 18-year-old Alondra Gonzalez Mejia, who was found unconscious in her room in the 200 block of Stokes Street in East Durham just after midnight on Jan. 12.

Gonzalez Mejia died at the hospital a short time later.

Police have not disclosed a possible motive for her death, but they say the two knew each other and that the incident was not random.

Gonzalez was arrested in the 800 block of Brye Street.

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