A full timeline of 7-year-old Jordan Vong case: From search to homicide investigation

Posted at 6:55 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 20:56:28-04

DENVER — Police found the body of a 7-year-old boy hidden in his family's home Tuesday and took a 16-year-old girl into custody. Jordan Vong was reported missing Monday. 

Here is a timeline of events 


Jordan Vong, 7, was reported missing around 4:30 pm Monday.

When police arrived at the Montbello home, they determined the child had disappeared several hours before.

Police send out missing child alert and canvas neighborhood. A 20-block radius is searched.


Search continues for Vong and the FBI comes in to assist.

At some point during the investigation, police determine a more thorough search of the residence is necessary.

Police obtain a search warrant.

Crime scene investigators seen coming in and out of the residence.

Vong’s body is found in the home.

Police announce the discovery during a press conference but say it’s too early to call the death a homicide.


Police say additional evidence is gathered and they question and arrest a 16-year-old girl.

During a press conference, police say Vong’s body was “intentionally concealed” inside the home.

The cause and manner of Vong’s death will be released by the coroner’s office.

A candlelight vigil is planned to remember Vong