Mother charged with murder after remains of son who went missing in 2004 found in trunk

A mother has been charged with murder after the body of her young son, who went missing in 2004, was found in the trunk of her car.

Tonya Slaton, 44, was charged with concealment of a dead body after the grim discovery earlier this month.

Quincy Jamar Davis was 12-years-old and a seventh grader when he disappeared.

Slaton was pulled over in Hampton, Virginia while driving on I-64 on June 6 for having expired tags.

The trooper began impounding the vehicle and while taking inventory, discovered a black trash bag in the trunk.

There was a strong odor of rotting flesh permeating from the bag.

The body had been double-bagged and sealed with duct tape.

Slaton allegedly threw some clothes on top of the bag, and told the trooper the bag contained just clothes.

Soon afterwards, she was charged with concealment of a dead body.

The Office of the Medical Examiner has now confirmed that the remains found are those of Slaton’s biological son, Quincy Jamar Davis.

The boy was last seen in 2004 when he was 12-years-old and a seventh grader at Virginia Beach Middle School.

‘It’s incomprehensible that we have nothing else at this point for 11 years that’s why we’re asking the public if they have anything if they can tell us,’ said Sgt. Stephan Vick with Virginia State Police to KAIT.

Several family members are now being interviewed in connection to the discovery.

Slaton was in jail for two felony convictions from 2008 to 2010 and it’s unknown what happened to her son’s body during that time.

He says a missing persons case was never filed over the youngster’s disappearance.

State Police are saying very little about their investigation, refusing to comment on when or how Davis may have died, but they are begging anyone who knew him to come forward.

‘We are asking – State Police wants anybody to come forward who may have had contact with Quincy, who may have known Quincy around 2004 prior to that era, if they went to school with him, if they lived in the neighborhood.’

Court and news records showed Slaton had been in serious trouble before.

In October 2007, Hampton Police were looking for her and her black Mustang after she fired four shots through her boyfriend’s front door.

She had become angry when he tried to break up with her and went and got a gun out of her car, saying ‘neither one of them were going to leave alive,’ according to a report about the affidavit in that case.

The boyfriend escaped by climbing out of a window, cutting himself.

Slaton eventually turned herself in and wound up serving the better part of four years of a 15-year sentence for shooting into an occupied dwelling and attempted maiming.

Source: The DailyMail

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