A guy from Missouri has been charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, who had been missing for more than a week.
According to a news release from St. Louis County Police, Trenton Ivy was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Marquisha Williams, who was reported missing by her family on December 20. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the couple has four children.
An examination into her whereabouts revealed that she was last seen with Ivy, 31, inside her 2020 Jeep Compass. Sandy Bagley, Williams’ aunt, told KDSK that security tape showed the couple dropping off their 2-year-old kid at a daycare that morning.
“Maybe they were arguing that morning,” Bagley speculated. “The baby kept crying, and the scene looked a little stressful.”
Bagley also revealed to the magazine that they split early this year and that Williams “had started seeing someone else.”
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Ivy was arrested two days later in Racine, Wisconsin, on unrelated charges that included wielding a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest by police, and fleeing from an officer in a car.
Ivy was driving Williams’ vehicle at the time of his arrest on December 22, which included personal things belonging to Williams as well as “blood and biological material.” He acknowledged killing Williams during a post-Miranda interrogation with Racine Police Department detectives, according to police.
“The defendant also admitted to a physical altercation with Williams that led to her death.” “He then admitted to disposing of her body in an unknown location,” according to the news release.
During her interview with KDSK, Bagley remembered Williams as “very, very sweet, calm, and nice.”
“She adored her children, and we all enjoyed being around her.” “My niece was ecstatic about Christmas and couldn’t wait to spend it with us and her four children,” she continued.
State police discovered Williams’ body in northern Illinois on Thursday, according to KTVI.
Norvette Chavis Williams, a family member, told KTVI that she is relieved to have closure.“I’d like to thank everyone who came out to assist in the search for her. The community and everyone came together, and we all became one. “We needed assistance,” she added.