DETROIT (CBS/WWJ) Police have arrested two young men in connection with the death of Westland, Mich. 16-year-old Carlee Jade Morse, who was reported missing on Aug. 19. Investigators in the suburban Detroit case say Morse's death is now considered a homicide.
The teen was first considered a runaway, but Police Chief Alan Ramsden told CBS affiliate WWJ that the case broke wide open in recent days.
"We got a tip from someone who had some knowledge of the circumstances of what may have occurred, and followed that tip like we followed every other one on this case, and it led us to two young gentlemen," Ramsden told the station.
Police arrested a 19-year-old from Westland and a 22-year-old from Taylor, Mich., who officials say confessed to killing Morse in Westland on the date she went missing.
"We are now treating this as, instead of a missing person, as a homicide investigation," Ramsden told WWJ.
Ramsden said the teen's body has not been recovered and they are still actively developing evidence in the case.