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5 Midland teens charged in connection to the homicide of Robert Duncan

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 16:33:44-05

MIDLAND COUNTY, TX — According to the Midland County Sheriff's Office, five teenagers have been charged in connection with the death of 17-year-old Robert Duncan.

Terry West- 17 years of age- Capital Murder
Zayden Hayes- 18 years of age- Capital Murder
Rogelio Cadena- 18 years of age- Murder
Rogelio Vasquez- 18 years of age- Tampering with Evidence
John Hayes- 17 years of age- Interfering with Public Duties

Zayden Hayes, West, Cadena and Vasquez are all being held on $1.5 million bond.

Duncan was first reported missing on Dec. 29.

Police said they received information on Dec. 30 that the teen could possibly be in the area of Loop 250 and County Road 1320 in Midland County.

Deputies, along with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Midland Police Department and the District Attorneys Office, began a search of the suspected area.

Duncan's deceased body was found by the search team on Dec. 31 at approximately 3:30 p.m.

The investigation is still ongoing.