Meet Joshua Wilkerson, age 18. Wilkerson’s bound and burned body was found in a field in Pearland Texas on Wednesday Nov 17th after a 24 hour search.
From the story:
According to court documents, Wilkerson gave Moralez a ride home from school Tuesday and Moralez stated that Wilkerson began to make sexual advances towards him. Moralez said they got out of the truck and began to fight when Wilkerson grabbed a large wooden rod and tried to hit him. Moralez said he took the piece of wood from Wilkerson and began to hit him with it. He said Wilkerson was not moving afterwards.
The police report provides more detailed information. It's a pdf encoded image so I cannot cut and paste portions of it, but basically:
Moralez got into a fight with Wilkerson on the patio of Moralez' fathers home after being given a ride home from school by Wilkerson. According to Moralez, Wilkerson made a pass at him.
During this fight, Wilkerson was beaten with a wooden pole. Police have recovered the pole.
Afterwards, Moralez bound the hands and feet of Wilkerson, and took him to a field in Wilkerson's pickup truck. There he set fire to the body. He then discarded Wilkerson's backpack and shoes in a dumpster, and abandoned Wilkerson's pickup truck near a bar in Pearland.
When police found Moralez walking along a road, he was arrested and eventually told the story, as well as leading police to the body. The body was partially burned, with the feet and hands bound.
According to Wilkerson's mother, the two had been friends and had known each other for about 5 years. Wilkerson had frequently provided a ride home for Moralez.
More information becoming available: