CLEVELAND -- New details are emerging in the investigation of a Cleveland teenager's dragging death.
Police took a juvenile into custody for questioning and have since released him pending further investigation.
The suspect and victim were friends and perhaps even romantically involved.
Cleveland Police say the 16-year-old suspect and his father turned themselves into police just before 7 p.m. Monday night.
Rosaura Oquendo's aunt tells Channel 3 News the victim's cousin was on the phone with the suspect's father. He convinced them to go to police.
Tears stream down the faces of friends and family as they keep watch over this candlelight memorial on Rosaura Oquendo's porch.
"I hope be in there a long time he should of never did what he should have never did what he did," friend Yasmin Torres said.
Witnesses say Oquendo was wearing sandals at the time. Still she ran alongside the red Jeep the length of two houses before falling face down. She was then dragged nearly a block.
"I'm sorry it took so long. I would think they would have come in earlier, especially if they had nothing to hide," Oquendo's Aunt Jasmin Santana said.
Mourners are just getting the news that the 16-year-old suspect turned himself into Cleveland Police.
Police first thought the two were arguing, but family members say it's more likely they were caught by Oquendo's stepfather in a romantic embrace. Not wanting to face the music, the suspect made a hasty retreat.
"He should have turned himself in from the get-go. He should have knocked on her door. He should have never left her outside," Torres said.
There have been a steady stream of wellwishers by the victim's house. Some brought candles to light, stuffed animals, some just a few kind words.
This has touched the hearts of many of those here on the near west side. It's the worst kind of tragedy for two young people.