A 15-year-old girl was found brutally murdered in Texas in what appeared to be a satanic ritual killing. Police said there was “evidence indicating occult activity,” according to a statement.
Corriann Cervantes, from Clear Lake, Texas, was found in a vacant apartment unit in Houston last weekend. Police say she was abducted and raped, then bashed in the head until she died. She was kidnapped Feb. 5, but her body was not found until early Saturday morning.
Cervantes’ partially naked body, found by a neighbor in the apartment complex, was surrounded by religious items, and an upside-down cross was carved into her stomach.
Houston police have arrested two suspects on charges of capital murder: 17-year-old Jose E. Reyes and a 16-year-old boy whose name has not been released because he is a juvenile.
The suspects knew Cervantes from the alternative high school they all attended in Clear Lake. Reyes confessed the crimes to a family member, who called police. He said the pair of teenagers killed Cervantes so his younger friend “could sell his soul to the devil.”