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Virginia police: Remains found in car were driver's son

HAMPTON, Va. - Virginia State Police says human remains found in a vehicle stopped on Interstate 64 in Hampton earlier this month were the driver's biological son.

The driver, 44-year-old Tonya M. Slaton of Richmond, was arrested and charged with concealment of a dead body on June 6. She is being held without bond and state police have said further charges are pending.

Police said Friday the remains belonged to Slaton's son, Quincy Jamar Davis, reports CBS affiliate WTVR.

According to search warrants obtained by the station, at least one investigator believes Davis' death "was likely the result of some homicidal action."

The boy's body was found in the trunk of Slaton's car in a black trash bag sealed with duct tape, according to the station.

The cause and manner of the boy's death are under investigation. Authorities would not say when he is believed to have died, but they say he was last seen around the year 2004 when his mother resided in Virginia Beach. The boy was never reported missing, according to the station.

Authorities are asking anyone who had contact with the boy around the year 2004 to come forward.

WTVR reports court records indicate Slaton has had at least one prior run-in with the law. In 2007, she was accused of firing four shots through her boyfriend's front door after she became angry when he tried to break up with her.

She was sentenced to 15 years in prison in that case, but served less than four years, according to the station.

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