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Cause of death undetermined for boy found in mother’s trunk

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 17:57:00-04

Hampton, Va. – The cause and manner of death for a boy whose remains were found in the trunk of his mother’s car have both been ruled undetermined, according to Medical Examiner Donna Price.

Back in June 2015, Virginia State Police say the medical examiner identified the remains found in Tonya Slaton’s car as those of her son, Quincy Davis.

Police say no one had seen Quincy since about 2004

According to Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Quincy enrolled at Virginia Beach Middle School in September of 2001 and withdrew two years later. Police say he was last seen when he was in the seventh grade.

In June 2015, Tonya Slaton was pulled over on Interstate 64 in Hampton for expired license plates.

After getting a search warrant, court documents show troopers found Quincy’s body in two plastic bags wrapped in duct tape hidden in the trunk.

Quincy Davis is not Tonya Slaton’s only child – State Police say she also has an adult son.

Court documents show that Slaton has lived in Richmond for at least the past two years, but she did have a former address in Virginia Beach. She also has a criminal record in Hampton for shooting into her boyfriend’s home after an argument, back in 2007.

Tonya Slaton isn’t charged in her son’s death, but is charged with concealing a dead body.

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