A 15-year-old boy in Utah, who lured a 12-year-old girl with a “lost cat” story and strangled her Friday, has been charged with aggravated murder in juvenile court, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement Tuesday. But, prosecutors want the boy to be tried as an adult based on the severity of the charge.

According to the officials, the teen confessed to being with the victim Kailey Vijil in a field in West Valley City after she left home about midnight Friday, the Associated Press (AP) reported Tuesday. The boy, who is being held in juvenile detention, is reportedly scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.

The authorities are also reportedly investigating a possible sexual assault in the case. However, no sexual assault charges were filed Tuesday. District Attorney Sim Gill said he would not "speculate on future charges," the