Virginia Man Accused of Fatally Shooting Woman He Lived with Before Dumping Her Body in River

Naledi Ushe
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A Virginia man is accused of killing the woman he lived with early Monday morning, the night of Valentine's Day.

DeAngelo Bonds was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Monday, Roanoke police said in a press release.

Officers responded to a call reporting "suspicious circumstances" at an apartment around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, police said. Once there, officers "located a residence in disarray with signs of a struggle, but did not locate anyone in the apartment."

Bonds, 22, was eventually found sitting in his car in a parking lot about six miles from the apartment.

Roanoke City Jail DeAngelo Bonds

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Police claimed that Bonds "shot and killed the female resident of the apartment." The woman was later identified as 18-year-old Adreonna Keffer. Bonds "notified officers that he disposed of the female's body," police said.

Keffer's body was found in the Roanoke River after an "extensive search," police said.

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It was not immediately clear if Bonds has obtained legal representation or entered a plea at this time.

On a Facebook page belonging to Keffer, she indicated that they were "engaged."