The boyfriend of a 17-year-old girl whose body was found outside an Oakland Park house has been charged with her murder, authorities said Friday.
Bobby Scott Jr., 26, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of Amaya Cruz, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.
Scott was arrested Thursday without incident and booked into jail, where he was being held without bond Friday. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.
According to the BSO, Cruz was last seen alive around 4 a.m. on June 4, after arguing with Scott via text message.
She went home and was supposed to notify her friend that she had made it safely, but never did.
It's believed Scott confronted Cruz outside her home at 580 Northwest 41st Street, killing her just feet from her front door, the BSO said.
After the murder, Scott knocked on the door of Cruz's home looking for her and was told by her brother that she wasn't home, the BSO said.
Moments later, he knocked on the door again and urged the family to call 911 because he had found Cruz injured, the BSO said.
Deputies arrived and pronounced Cruz dead at the scene. An autopsy later revealed Cruz had died of blunt force trauma.
According to the BSO, detectives believe jealousy may have led to the murder.
Cruz was murdered a day after 19-year-old Nicole Franco was also found murdered in Oakland Park. The two teens knew each other, but authorities said the murders aren't connected.