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Jordan Vong: An interactive timeline of events surrounding Denver 7-year-old's death

Posted at 1:22 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 19:21:18-04

DENVER — On Aug. 6, the mother of 7-year-old Jordan Vong called police to report that her son was missing. A week later, the boy's teenage aunt was charged with first-degree murder. 

In that timeframe, this case moved from a hopeful search to the discovery of his body to murder charges. Below is an interactive timeline of all the events surrounding the death of this young boy.

Monday, Aug. 6, about 12:45 p.m. – Jennie Bunsom was in her room when her nephew, Jordan Vong, came in and asked to play video games with her. According to court documents, she shoved him off her bed and then held his nose and mouth shut until he stopped moving. She hid the boy’s body afterward.

Monday, Aug. 6, about 3:40 p.m. – Vong’s mother started searching for the boy and could not find him.

Monday, Aug. 6, 4:23 p.m. – Vong’s mother called 911 to report her son missing. Police and FBI spent the day searching in the area and investigating the circumstances surrounding his disappearance. 

Tuesday, Aug. 7, about 7:15 p.m. – Detectives drafted a search warrant for the home and presented it to a judge. The warrant was granted.

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 8:11 p.m. – Detectives executed the search warrant at the home.

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 8:46 p.m.Detectives found the body of a deceased boy, believed to be Vong, hidden inside a portable closet in a basement bedroom.

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 9:06 p.m. – Denver Health paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the boy dead.

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 6:15 a.m. – Jennie Bunsom, 16, was arrested for investigation on first-degree murder charges in connection to Vong’s death.

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m. – Community members gathered at a candlelight vigil in memory of Vong. His mother and the parent of a classmate spoke, among others.

Thursday, Aug. 9 – Bunsom waived an appearance at a juvenile court detention hearing on the case.

Monday, Aug. 13 – The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner said it is still working to determine Vong’s cause of death after completing an autopsy.

Monday, Aug. 13 – Prosecutors filed first-degree murder charges against Bunsom in connection to Vong’s death.

Monday, Aug. 13, 2:27 p.m.New documents were filed charging Jennie Bunsom, 16, with first-degree murder after deliberation and first-degree murder by a person in a position of trust (victim under the age of 12). The documents also detailed that her friend told her to hide the body.

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 8 a.m. – The above documents became publicly available.

Thursday, Aug. 16 – Jennie Bunsom is scheduled for her first appearance in Denver District Court at 8:30 a.m.