NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A memorial service was held Thursday for a boy found dead in the trunk of his mother’s car 11 years after he disappeared.
In 2015, troopers discovered the body of Tonya Slaton’s son, Quincy Jamar Davis, after pulling her over.
“It’s almost like a double edged sword. You’re sad that it’s come to this, but at the same time what he’s gone through and this whole process finally getting laid to rest, it’s a joyous occasion,” said Davis’ uncle, Rodney Martin.
Officials say Quincy Davis was just 14 or 15 years old when he died.
The case recently closed after Slaton was sentenced to eight years in prison, after she had pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge. Davis’s cause of death remains undetermined to this day.
Now, nearly 14 years later, the case is officially closed, and his family is finally getting to say goodbye.
“To lay him to rest, yes, it has finally given us some closure,” explained Martin.