Boyfriend Admits to Killing 15-Year-Old Danielle Locklear4/09/2014
15-year-old Danielle Locklear was last seen leaving her grandfather's home in Hope Mills, North...
15-year-old Danielle Locklear was last seen leaving her grandfather's home in Hope Mills, North Carolina on March 11.
Police say 15-year-old Danielle Locklear’s ex-boyfriend, Je'Michael Malloy, has confessed to killing her and dumping her body in a river after the two got into an argument that night.
They said the conversation turned violent and Malloy choked Locklear to death and stuffed a sock in her mouth.
Malloy and a friend, 18-year-old Dominic Lock, then allegedly tossed her body over a bridge on the Cumberland/Sampson County line. Locklear’s body was found with cinder blocks tied to her body.
Although the body, which was found April 3 by an off-duty deputy, has not been positively identified, based on conversations, and Malloy’s confession, police believe it to be Danielle's.
There’s no word yet on any bond for the two teens. Malloy has a first court appearance Wednesday.
Late last week, investigators executed search warrants on two homes, including Malloy’s home, gathering evidence and conducting several interviews.
In the weeks following Locklear’s disappearance, search parties were organized, missing persons billboards went up across the area, and several agencies joined the investigation, including the FBI.
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