CLIFTON FORGE, Va. (WAVY/AP) - A 19-year-old Nags Head man was found in western Virginia with a woman's body in the trunk of his car Friday night, according to police.
Just before 4 p.m. Friday police in Kitty Hawk, N.C. put out a nationwide bulletin for a man and a woman who went missing after two citizens came across a crime scene.
"A couple came in that were out exploring the Kitty Hawk Woods area and they came upon some suspicious items and they came to the police department and reported it," said Kitty Hawk Police Chief David Wade.
Wade would not ellaborate on the items but did confirmed detectives found blood.
Authorities were told to be on the lookout for 19-year-old Enrico Luciano Mascaro, from the Nags Head area, and 18-year-old Danielle Dennis-Towne of Steger, IL who were possibly traveling in a 1994 Ford Mustang with temporary 30-day license plates.
Police used cell phone towers to track Mascaro's car to Clifton Forge, Virginia which is about 50 miles south of Roanoke, Virginia.
The Clifton Forge police were notified that Mascaro's car was in the area and officers were dispatched to look for the car.
Around 8 p.m. Friday a Clifton Forge officer spotted the 1996 Mustang with nobody in it in a parking lot.
Clifton Forge police put the car under surveillance and when Mascaro returned to his car police took him into custody, according to Clifton Forge Police Chief Barry Balser.
When police searched the trunk of Mascaro's car they found the body of a white female.
Enrico Mascaro was taken to Allegheny County Jail and charged with being a fugitive from justice and with homicide in Kitty Hawk.
A Monday arraignment on the fugitive charge was postponed until Tuesday afternoon in Alleghany County General District Court. Mascaro was expected to be extradited to Kitty Hawk, N.C.
Dennis-Towne had been staying with Mascaro and his family in nearby Nags Head, according to Nags Head Police Chief Kevin Brinkley.
The two met when Mascaro lived in Illinois, Brinkley said. Mascaro's parents, who are cooperating with investigators, first reported the two missing on Friday, having last seen them the night before. Dennis-Towne had been staying in the coastal town for a few weeks before she and Mascaro were reported missing, Brinkley said.
Authorities have not released the identity of the deceased woman yet.
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