Remains of Va. Boy Missing Since 2004 Found in Trunk of Mother’s Car

Tonya Slaton 
Hampton City Jail
Tonya Slaton 
Hampton City Jail

The remains of a young boy missing since 2004 were found in the trunk of his mother's car, Virginia State Police have confirmed, WVEC-TV reports.

According to the reoprt, 44-year-old Tonya Slaton was pulled over in Hampton on Interstate 64 earlier this month for a traffic stop for expired tags. The trooper who pulled her over noticed a large white spot on the floorboard behind the driver's seat that Slayton attributed to spilled bleach.

When the trooper went to open the trunk—in which Slaton insisted she had only clothes—the trooper said that he smelled "rotting flesh." Slaton began to throw clothes on top of the spare tire. Upon further inspection, the trooper found two plastic bags wrapped in duct tape with human remains. 

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Those remains have been positively identified as Slaton's son, Quincy Jamar Davis, who has been missing since 2004, when the young boy was in the seventh grade at Virginia Beach Middle School. Davis would have turned 25 last Tuesday. 

The 44-year-old mom has been charged with concealment of a dead body, the news station notes, and has been held in Hampton Roads Regional Jail without bond. More charges are expected to be brought in the case. 

Officers have not disclosed how or when the young boy died. 

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