Teenager, father arrested after girl found dead in burned car

Andrea Nassos 

Andrea Nassos 

LAWRENCEVILLE — A teenager and his father have been arrested for their alleged connection in the death of 18-year-old Andrea Nassos, whose body was found Sunday burned beyond recognition at a Gwinnett County park.

Gwinnett County police announced Friday that 18-year-old Boris Mejia was arrested in Houston, Texas and will face charges related to Nassos’ murder, which is believed to have occurred at her apartment on LaVista Road in Tucker.

Mejia reportedly attempted to bury Nassos’ body at the home of his father, 50-year-old Ignacio Mejia, before moving it and her vehicle to Lucky Shoals Park, where he set both on fire, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.

It is believed that Ignacio Mejia then drove his son to Houston to help him elude police.

The actual homicide occurred in DeKalb County, leading Gwinnett officials to turn the case over.

In Gwinnett, Boris Mejia has been charged with arson and tampering with evidence as he awaits extradition from Texas. His father was arrested on charges of tampering with evidence and hindering the apprehension of a criminal, and remains in Gwinnett County Jail, Smith said.

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