NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A Norfolk man and Portsmouth woman were arrested and charged with murder in the death of man whose body was found in a burning truck on Interstate 64 Friday morning.
Hassan Harvey, 34, of Norfolk, and Kasey Rubio, 19, of Portsmouth, were arrested in Norfolk and charged with first degree murder, abduction and arson, according to a press release from the York-Poquoson Sheriff's office.
Harvey and Rubio are both listed as owners of Top Dead Center, an auto repair and service center, on Nevada Avenue in Norfolk. On Facebook, both Harvey and Rubio also list themselves as employees of Top Dead Center.
The victim, Austin King, 56, sold Mac Tools in a delivery truck to repair shops across the Southside. His route did not take him to York County, where his body and the truck were found on the side of the road Friday morning.
A York-Poquoson deputy on patrol noticed smoke coming from Interstate 64 westbound near exit 243B around 12:30 a.m. that morning. When the deputy went to investigate, he discovered a MAC Tools truck filled with flames on the exit's off ramp.
Once firefighters got the flames under control, deputies discovered King's body in the back of the truck.
Derek Capps, who works for Truck Refrigeration Repair in Norfolk told WAVY.com King sold tools to his family's business once a week for the last 15 years.
"He was just here the other day," said Capps. "It's one of those surprises, that someone can be here one time, and gone the next."
Capps and other customers say King became a part of their work families and will be missed.
"There is good and evil," said Capps. "This was obviously evil."
Police have not release a motive for the killing or any additional details. It is not clear if King sold tools to Top Dead Center, where the two suspects worked.
King was last seen at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, while making a delivery. Customers along the route confirm he did not show up to the following appointments, or answer his phone, which was unusual.
King's family declined comment Saturday.
The Norfolk Circuit Court Web site says Harvey was convicted of grand larceny in late 2012. He was sentenced to five years in prison, but all of that time was suspended.
Rubio did not have any prior criminal record.
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