Virginia State Police Beat: cops want to know identity of expired human that Tonya Slayton was taking for a drive in her Mustang with expired tags

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HAMPTON, Va. – The Virginia State Police are asking for the public to come forward with any information concerning an ongoing criminal investigation into the discovery of human remains found in a vehicle during a traffic stop over the weekend.

At approximately 8:20 a.m., Saturday (June 6), a Virginia State Police Trooper stopped a black 2003 Ford Mustang that was traveling east on Interstate 64 near Exit 265 for Rip Rap Road in the City of Hampton. The traffic stop was for expired license plates on the Mustang.

Tonya Slayton caught with dead body out for a ride on Interstate 64...maybe a hitchhiker who went his last mile.

Tonya Slayton caught with dead body out for a ride on Interstate 64…maybe a hitchhiker who went his last mile.

During the course of the traffic stop, the trooper discovered human remains concealed inside the Mustang. The remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk for examination, autopsy and positive identification.

State Police have charged the driver of the Mustang, Tonya M. Slaton, 44, of the 100 block of North Foushee Street in Richmond, Va., with concealment of a dead body (Code of Virginia 18.2-323.02). She is being held at the City of Hampton Jail without bond.

Those with information about Slaton or the black 2003 Mustang can contact the Virginia State Police at 757-424-6800 or #77 on a cell phone, or email

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Chesapeake Field Office is investigating the incident.

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