Child’s remains found in Richmond woman’s car

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Police say that a Richmond mom was driving around with her son’s remains in her car. They were discovered earlier this month when Tonya Slaton was pulled over in Hampton Roads.

On Friday, it was revealed that the remains belong to her biological son.

Virginia State Police say that the 44-year-old Slaton was coming from Richmond, heading toward Virginia Beach when a state trooper pulled over her 2003 Ford Mustang for expired tags.

According to court documents, during the traffic stop the trooper discovered a black trash bag in the trunk. Slaton then reached into the trunk, grabbed some clothes and threw them on top of the trash bag and said there were clothes in the bag.

The trooper reported smelling “a strong odor of rotting flesh permeating from the bag. The bag contained what appeared to be a clothed body wrapped with duct tape.”

On Friday, police revealed the identity of the remains as Quincy Jamar Davis, Slaton’s biological son. Davis went to Virginia Beach Middle School in 2003 and 2004.

Investigators say they haven’t found any witnesses that have any recollection of Davis beyond 2004.

“It’s incomprehensible that we have nothing else at this point for 11 years so that’s why we’re asking the public if they have anything they can tell us, anyone that may have known Quincy, may have known Ms. Slaton, to come forward and provide us with that information,” said Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Steve Vick.

Vick says investigators were able to identify Davis using dental records and are now hoping to put together what happened to Davis between 2004 and now.

“Anything that you think is small can be large to our investigators,” said Vick. “It’s a footprint and that footprint we can take and go back, days, months, years.”

If you have any information about this case, please contact investigators at 757-424-6800 or #77 on a cell phone, or email

Police say more charges are pending.

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