Court records: 3 teens charged in death of missing Montgomery 17-year-old

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (7/22): A 17-year-old girl whose body was found in an Alabama creek had been beaten and stabbed, according to arrest warrants for three 16-year-old girls accused of capital murder.

An affidavit submitted with arrest warrants said Lesley Luna Pantaleon died after being stabbed with a knife and attacked with a metal pole during a robbery.  

Pantaleon was last seen alive in June. Police said her body was found in water near the city’s airport on July 4.  

Montgomery police said Ta’Niya Merriweather, Erin Taylor and Tyeshia Whisenant were charged as adults with murder during a robbery.

UPDATE (7/10): The Montgomery Police Department is investigating the death of a 17-year-old girl who was last seen June 24.

Lesley Luna Pantaleon’s body was found by authorities in a body of water in the 3800 block of Old Selma Road. The body was later identified as Pantaleon after an autopsy.

The circumstances around her death are still under investigation. No arrests have been made at this time.

No other information has been released at this time. Stay with CBS 42 as this is an ongoing story.

ORIGINAL (6/24): The Montgomery Police Department is searching for a missing 17-year-old girl last seen Wednesday.

Lesley Pantaleon was reported missing by her parents after she was last seen driving a blue 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer with Alabama tags “3BF4014.” She was last seen wearing black pants, a black shirt and black shoes.

Lesley is described as being 4-foot-11 and weighing 90 pounds. She has a scar on her left cheek as well.

If you have any information on Lesley’s whereabouts, contact MPD or call CrimeStoppers at 1-833-AL1-STOP.


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