Written by Phil Cerroni
An Irving man is facing capital murder charges after a missing Carrollton teenager’s body turned up in Irving.
Franklin B. Davis was charged Sep. 9 with capital murder. Police suspect the 30-year-old killed 16-year-old Shania Gray, according to a media release from the Carrollton Police Department.
Gray was last seen Sep. 6 near Hebron High School in Carrollton. Two days later, her body was found by a cyclist in a wooded area near the Trinity River in Irving.
Police suspect that Davis, who knew Gray through social media networks, had arranged to meet with the teenager on Sep. 6. He then drove her to the Campion Trails Park in Irving and walked with her to a secluded area of the park, police said. He then shot Gray.
Davis was being held in the Carrollton Jail for unrelated traffic warrants when police were investigating the missing teenager from Carrollton, according to a police report.
Physical evidence and interviews with Davis led to the charge, police said.