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Police: St. Louis man admits to murder of missing ex-girlfriend

Trenton Ivy allegedly admitted to the murder of Marquisha Williams during an interview with Wisconsin police.

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man recently arrested in Wisconsin faces murder charges in the alleged death of his ex-girlfriend, St. Louis County police said.

Marquisha Williams was last seen a week ago in north St. Louis with a man named Trenton Ivy. Officers found and arrested Ivy on Friday in Racine County, Wisconsin, on unrelated charges.

St. Louis County police filed first-degree murder charges against Ivy on Saturday, officers said. Ivy was allegedly found in Wisconsin driving Williams’ car.

Detectives searched the vehicle after Ivy’s arrest. They allegedly found blood and biological material, as well as items belonging to Williams, inside the vehicle.

Ivy told Wisconsin detectives that he killed Williams in St. Louis during a physical altercation, police said. Ivy then disposed of his body in an unknown location.

“Marquisha was very, very gentle, calm and kind. She loved her children and we all loved being with her,” said Sandy Bagley, Williams’ aunt.

“My niece was so excited about Christmas and really couldn’t wait to celebrate the holidays with us and her four kids,” Bagley added.

Bagley said that on the morning of Dec. 20, surveillance video showed his niece and Marquisha’s ex-boyfriend, Trenton Ivy, dropping off their 2-year-old son at a daycare in north St. Louis.

“Maybe they were arguing that morning. The baby kept crying and the scene looked a little stressful,” Bagley said.

“We knew something was wrong, she is always on time when she picks up her kids. We’ve searched 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 Marquisha is,” said Florissant’s mom’s aunt.

“It’s devastating. They split earlier this year. She was trying to co-parent with him, but she had started seeing someone else. Everything will be fine, but it hurts for the kids. Her little boy is not the happy child he usually is because he cries a lot. He misses his mother. We will continue to search for his body,” Bagley said.

St. Louis County police told 5 On Your Side they are working to extradite Ivy from Wisconsin to Missouri.

Police also said they were still searching for Williams’ body. They came to Staunton on Sunday to conduct a search, but their efforts were in vain. Officers said they believe she may have been in that area before she disappeared.

Police said they could not share more specific information about the investigation.

This is a developing story. This article will be updated with the latest information as it is published.

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