MISSOURI CITY, Texas— A man is behind bars after the body of his missing girlfriend was found inside the trunk of her car Monday, according to the Missouri City Police Department.
Troy Parker, 20, has been charged with the murder of 19-year-old Sabrina Herrera.
According to police, Herrera’s family became worried when they couldn’t reach her, so they used the popular “Find A Friend App” to try and locate her. The app tracked Herrera’s phone to the 1600 block of Bent Oak in the Missouri City area, which alarmed her family and prompted them to contact the police.
Police arrived at the location that was provided by the app around 7 p.m. and located the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, the young woman’s body was found in the trunk.
After further investigation, police determined that Parker was the last person to see Herrera before she went missing. Parker was taken into custody and allegedly confessed to killing Herrera at his home in the 8400 block of Quail Run. Parker then allegedly told police that he placed Herrera in the trunk of her car and drove to Missouri City, where she was later found.
Parker has been charged with murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. He is being transported to the Fort Bend County jail.
Herrera’s family and friends have taken to social media to share their memories of the beautiful young woman.
this seems so unreal but we’re gonna get justice for you babygirl , you didn’t deserve any of this you were so kind to everyone. we love you saby 💗 pic.twitter.com/KrgXSZn0ns
— lo ♡ (@playaniiii) August 28, 2018
I love you so much sabrina. i’m going to miss all the fun memories we had. you always brought light to any situations. you were a person i always knew i could talk to. heaven gained a beautiful angle❤️👼🏼 pic.twitter.com/b2Uj2j2Cpi
— alana (@alxnaelaine) August 28, 2018
August 27, 2018 7:30 sharp is the day I found out I lost my other half my bestfriend my sister my whole world a friend any girl was blessed to have throughout their life because Sabrina not only gave me unconditional love for 16 years she showed me & helped me how to get through pic.twitter.com/B2liW2purS
— Yasmeiry Rosario (@yasssyRS) August 28, 2018
Damn I remember algebra class years ago with you, one of the nicest people you could meet, it was nothing but laughs. Rip Sabrina😔 https://t.co/yH3sYyRmsq
— tequila cowboy (@itssdaviddd) August 28, 2018
this is so unreal idk what to do😫 i love you soo much sabrina this hurts so much, you were so caring and genuine, rip bbyg❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😫 pic.twitter.com/sFVZ6QJsjW
— Serena Page (@serenaalatricee) August 28, 2018