Teen accused of killing mom, putting her in trunk could be extradited from Nebraska soon

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A teen accused of killing his own mother may be handed over to Texas soon, after he was caught driving through Nebraska with her body in the trunk.

Tyler Roenz has a new court hearing set for Jan. 18.

The Hall County Attorney’s Office says the governor of Texas already signed a warrant to extradite the 17-year-old.

Authorities are now waiting on the governor of Nebraska to finalize the documents.

Both Roenz and his mother were reported missing back in October.

Troopers found him on Interstate 80 near Alda before he crashed into a semi and a tree.

Authorities say his mother, Michelle, who was a Nebraska native, died from strangulation and blunt force trauma.

Roenz is facing several charges in Harris County, Texas, including murder and tampering with a human corpse.

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