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Woman found dead in Roanoke River allegedly killed by her fiancé

Man she lived with shot her and then disposed of her body in the river, police said

Investigators say 22-year-old DeAngelo Bonds shot and killed 18-year-old Adreonna Keffer at their apartment.

UPDATE

Authorities have identified the woman who police say was shot and killed by the man she lived with before she was found dead in the Roanoke River.

Police said DeAngelo Bonds, 22, shot and killed Adreonna Keffer, 18, of Roanoke, and then disposed of her body in the Roanoke River.

Keffer’s Facebook profile describes her and Bonds as engaged.

Court documents show police found “blood and casings” in the home the two shared.

Police said they saw what looked like a pool of blood outside the apartment door and found blood on the floor and walls. They also noticed drag marks down the stairs.

A rifle, magazines and a green leafy substance were also discovered by authorities.

Bonds was arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree murder.


ORIGINAL STORY

Roanoke police arrested a man Monday they say shot and killed a woman and then disposed of her body in the Roanoke River.

Roanoke police arrested a man Monday they say shot and killed a woman and then disposed of her body in the Roanoke River.

At about 2:30 a.m. Monday, police learned of suspicious circumstances at an apartment in the 3400 block of Bennett Drive NW.

Officers responded to find an apartment where signs of a struggle were evident, but no one was there.

As the investigation continued, a vehicle belonging to one of the residents of that apartment was found at a parking lot near 13th Street SE, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

Inside the car was DeAngelo Bonds, who police believe shot and killed the woman he lived with.

The 22-year-old Roanoke man was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Bonds told officers that he disposed of her body, according to the Roanoke Police Department and after an extensive search, she was found in the Roanoke River.

Police said her identity will be released after proper notifications have been made.


About the Authors:

Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.

Lindsey joined the WSLS 10 team as a reporter in February 2019 and is thrilled to call Roanoke her new home!