A 19-year-old girl from Minnesota has never been located by the police since she went missing, but they are now assuming she was murdered, and they have even gone so far as to arrest a 27-year-old man that they say committed the crime. He is facing second-degree murder charges.

The last time anyone saw the teen was on April 3. She was apparently living at the man’s apartment, as the two were friends. On April 3, he called her mother. He claimed that the two of them had gotten into a fight the evening before, and when he woke up in the morning, she had left. She later talked to her boyfriend on the phone and made the same claims.

The girl’s mother says that she believes he had already killed her and made up the story to hide that fact. She also added that he wouldn’t tell her or anyone else where the girl was. Her boyfriend said that he talked to the man and got numerous different stories that made him think things “didn’t add up.”

It is interesting that the police have made an arrest, though, as they did not say why they believed the man had murdered her, and no one has found her body to confirm that she is not simply still alive. Many parts of this case are still unclear. Regardless, they are holding the man on those charges, and they have not offered him bond.

Cases like this are very complicated, especially without key evidence, and the ramifications are life-altering. It’s important for those facing serious allegations to know what options they have.