Condolences pouring in on Facebook in Tameka Claiborne case

By Tara Morgan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Police have not yet confirmed the identity of a body found along the James River in Charles City County.

A chimney sweep discovered the remains of a woman bound at the ankles Friday morning Condolences are pouring in on Facebook to Claiborne's family and friends. Police are still looking for Michael Solomon's car and they have yet to release positive identification of the body.

We reached out to Tameka Claiborne's family as well as friends of the person of interest. But no one wanted to talk. There are postings on Facebook that include condolences and words of anger.

Claiborne's friends and family are using Facebook as an outlet to express their anger and grief.

One posting reads: "This was another senseless cowardly act."

Solomon surrendered to authorities, but at this point, is only facing charges unrelated to Claiborne's disappearance. Police don't have a key piece of the puzzle: Solomon's Chevy Malibu which was last spotted Wednesday in Hopewell.

"We are investigating a connection between this individual and Tameka Claiborne who went missing earlier this week," said Assistant Richmond Police Chief Dave McCoy.

Three days after Claiborne disappeared, a man working for a chimney sweep discovered a woman's body along the James River in Charles City County. His coworker says the body-- wrapped in brown blanket --was face down in the sand with the ankles tied. He says there were no obvious wounds.

"Through interviews we know the body was not there yesterday," said McCoy.

The father of Claiborne's three year old boy thanked his Facebook friends for supporting him through these hard times.

People have posted condolences on his page including this: "Keep her memory alive in your son."

A family friend says they can't describe the pain they're going through and indicated they would talk soon about these developments.

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