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2 charged in slaying of 15-year-old Houston girl

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 | 9:41 a.m.

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say they've found evidence of occult activity in the weekend slaying of a 15-year-old girl. Two teenage boys have been charged with capital murder in her death.

Police say evidence of occultism was found on the girl's body and in the vacant apartment where she was found. Authorities did not provide further details.

Harris County jail records show 17-year-old Jose E. Reyes was being held without bond Tuesday. Online jail records do not list an attorney for Reyes, who was booked Monday.

A 16-year-old boy also was also charged and remains in custody awaiting an appearance in juvenile court.

The body was discovered Saturday when a passer-by noticed the apartment door was open. Investigators say the partly clothed girl suffered head trauma and was sexually assaulted.