The ex-boyfriend of a missing St. Louis County woman was arrested last week and charged in her death after admitting to killing her during a physical altercation, police said.
The woman, Marquisha Williams, was reported missing by her family on Dec. 20, St. Louis County police said in a news release. Her relatives told detectives she was last seen with her ex-boyfriend, Trenton Ivy, in his Jeep Compass.
Two days after her disappearance, Ivy was arrested in Racine, Wisconsin, for resisting a police officer, fleeing a police officer in a vehicle and using a dangerous weapon. Authorities said he was in Williams’ vehicle and there was “blood and biological material” in the Jeep along with his personal belongings.
Williams has not been found.
During an interview with Racine police, Ivy allegedly “admitted to killing Williams in St. Louis,” the press release states.
“The defendant further admitted to having a physical altercation with Williams, which resulted in her death. He then admitted to disposing of her body at an unknown location,” police said.
Williams was a mother of four, her aunt told NBC affiliate KSDK in St. Louis.
“Marquisha was very, very nice, calm and kind,” Sandy Bagley said. “She loved her children and we all loved being with her.”
Bagley said that on the day Williams disappeared, surveillance video showed Williams and Ivy dropping off their 2-year-old son at a daycare. The couple had separated earlier this year and were trying to co-parent, she said.
The family became suspicious when Williams failed to get her children back.
“We knew something was wrong, she’s always on time when she picks up her kids,” Bagley told the news station. “We’ve been searching in the woods and all along Interstate 55. We just want to find her, put her to rest and try to start healing. We want Trent to tell us, where’s Marquisha?”
Ivy, 31, is being held in the Racine County Jail. He faces a first-degree murder charge in St. Louis County.
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