UPDATE: Body of missing Henrico mother, boyfriend found

By Laura Geller - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police have identified two bodies found in an abandoned car as a missing Henrico mom and her boyfriend.

Just after 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, police confirmed that the bodies of Angela Moore and her boyfriend, Tracy O'Neal Scott, were inside a vehicle parked in a South Richmond apartment complex.

Investigators said both were murdered and both died of gunshot wounds to the head. They had been missing since December 28.

Detectives are waiting for a medical examiner's autopsy to determine how Moore and her boyfriend were killed.  Family members told us in the last text message Moore sent before she disappeared, she mentioned Scott was about to get into a fight with another woman.  At this point, police say the motive in the killings is unknown.

Henrico Police had been looking for a burgundy Chrysler Sebring with the license plate KEM 5061.  They said it belonged to Scott.  After discovering that exact vehicle in the parking lot of the Kingly Ones Apartments, police towed it from the crime scene.

The area was taped off for hours prompting one resident to tell NBC12, "It's just scary.  That's the only feeling you could get is to be scared."

The apartment complex is not far from Club Illuzion, where the couple was last seen in the early morning hours of December 28.

Robert Morton, who lives at the complex, was shocked when police knocked on his door.

"They asked me if I've seen anything suspicious," Morton said.  "There was a red car about that same color and he said they found something in it."

We now know that discovery included the bodies of Moore and Scott.  After Tuesday's police activity, Doris Morton questioned her safety.

"I have a six year old son that likes to come out and play here on a regular basis and I'm just now afraid to let him outside," she said.

Now, residents are turning their thoughts to the family Moore left behind.

"My heart goes out to them and I just hope they find who did it and they can have justice for their family," Morton said.

Now, this missing persons case becomes a double homicide investigation, filled with many questions.  The medical examiner is expected to perform autopsies Wednesday.  Angela Moore had a 17-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son.  They both had planned to launch a community search for their mother this weekend.

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