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Name released of woman whose body was found in Roanoke River

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke Police have released the name of a woman whose body was found Monday in the Roanoke River after police arrested a man who admitted he shot and killed her, then disposed of her body.

She has been identified as Adreonna Keffer, 18 of Roanoke.

Police responded to a report of a suspicious situation in the 3400 block of Bennett Drive NW early Monday morning. They found signs of a struggle, but could not find anyone at the scene.

Detectives found a resident of the apartment, DeAngelo Bonds, 22 of Roanoke, nearby in a vehicle at a parking lot near 13th Street SE. Their investigation indicated Bonds shot and killed Keffer, and told police he disposed of her body.

Bonds was arrested and is charged with second-degree murder.

Viola Higgins

I’m a mother of 2 little angels that I continuously try to figure out and spend the other half figuring out how to be a great wife. Writing is my passion and I write regularly for the Virginian Tribune and several other national news outlets.

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