Search warrant reveals new details in missing mother case

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – There are new details about the man named "a person of interest" in the disappearance of a Richmond mother. Thursday morning, police told NBC12 that Michael Solomon's car has been spotted in Hopewell.

Solomon's girlfriend, 27-year-old Tameka Claiborne of Richmond, is missing and police fear she's in danger. Her son was found abandoned in Chesterfield and investigators have named Solomon a person of interest.

Late Thursday afternoon, details about what police collected from Claiborne's home in the 700 block of Blandy Avenue were made public. According to published reports, in a search warrant police say they took a computer, purse, pillowcase, cigarette butts, clothing and samples of red stains.

We're also learning more about Claiborne and Solomon through facebook. On his facebook page, Michael Solomon, says he graduated from Hopewell High School in 2001.

Some of his most recent posts are... "F all the BS, it's time for me to start doing me." Another reads, "she try to leave me now she need to think again it ain't going down like that."

"We believe she is in danger. Time is not on her side," said Richmond Police Spokesperson, Gene Lepley.

Investigators in Richmond are now appealing to residents in the tri-cities. Solomon's gold 2006 Chevy Malibu was seen in Hopewell Wednesday afternoon. Solomon also has a current address in Hopewell.

We went to the home in the 300 block of Bull Run Drive and were told Solomon and his mom were not available.

"We believe if we can find the vehicle, we'll find him and he can lead us to Tameka Claiborne hopefully uninjured," said Lepley.

Claiborne's facebook page indicates tough times. Her status update on Sunday read in part: "the last few days have been bad for me... All in two days everything went bad, house bills, car broke down... Missed work... She asked for prayers."

Hasaan Ellison shares a child with Claiborne. The little boy, Malik Ellison, was found alone in a Chesterfield parking lot Tuesday night.

"They're pretty much together all the time -- that's her only child -- her first child," said Ellison.

Police also released new information on the relationship between Solomon and Claiborne. They call the relationship "serious" and say, Solomon would often stay with Claiborne at her Richmond home.

Solomon drives a gold 2006 Chevrolet Malibu with Virginia license plate number XTU-2530. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Tameka Claiborne or Michael Solomon, call Crime Stoppers at 780 -1000.

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