Woman found with son’s remains in trunk charged with 2nd degree murder

Posted at 3:35 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 20:56:57-05

A Richmond woman has been charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of her son.

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.

Slaton was indicted by a grand jury on February 1 and arrested on February 5. She is due in court on February 25.

Slaton was charged with concealment of a dead body in relation to the death of her son, but those charges were dropped Tuesday.

Police say no one had seen Quincy Davis 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. Police believe Slaton killed her son between 2004-2005.

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.


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