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Friends remember classmate whose remains were found in mom’s trunk

Posted at 6:11 AM, Jun 24, 2015

Virginia Beach, Va. --- Friends of Quincy Davis remembered their classmate with a candlelight vigil at Virginia Beach Middle School on Tuesday night.

Police say no one had seen Quincy since about 2004 until his remains were found in the back of a car his mom was driving. Tonya Slaton isn't charged in her son's death, but is charged with concealing a dead body.

His friends said Tuesday would've been Davis' 25th birthday. They sang "Happy Birthday" to him and shared stories about him. "Today's probably the first time in a while that anyone's come together and celebrated Quincy Davis," said Meghan Fontenot, who helped to organize the vigil.

The vigil was held at the school's track, where friends said Quincy always won the mile race. "I definitely feel that everyone here was hit by it really strong because of that we did grow up with him," said Bailey Jones. "We shared so many memories with him."

Quincy's friends had always been wondering what happened to him after he moved away following the seventh grade. "I guess everyone just assumed he abruptly moved," said Michele Ridgeway. "I had been looking for him for years on social media. I just assumed he didn't participate in Facebook."

His friends say he was the class clown. They're still hoping for answers into what happened to him, but say they'll remember him for his humor and happiness.