A massive search took place North Carolina for the missing teenager Danielle Locklear, 15, who hadn’t been seen since March 11, reports ABC 11. Her family and friends’ worst fears were realized on April 2 when her body was found in the South River close to Fayetteville, North Carolina. She had been choked, had a sock stuffed in her mouth, and tossed in the water. Less than a week later, her boyfriend, Je’Michael Malloy, 17, was charged with second degree murder in the case, reports WRAL. His friend, Dominic Lock, 18, was charged with helping him dispose of the body.
Here’s what you need to about this tragic case:
1. She Told Her Grandfather She Was Going to a Friends House
She was last seen by her grandfather leaving her grandfather’s home in the Fox Meadow-Brookridge neighborhood of Hope Mills, North Carolina. According to the “Find Danielle Locklear” Facebook page, she was staying at her grandfather’s house. She told him she was going to a friends house. When he went to pick her up there later, he was told she never showed up there. Cops think she may have been at a creek that runs between Legion Road and Cameron Road in Hope Mills. That area has been searched thoroughly by cops and K-9 units.
The FBI have joined in the search for Locklear.
#BreakingNews — This says it all right here … Q: "do you think she is still alive?" .. Hope Mills Police: "we just don't know"
— Derek Rowles (@DerekRowles) March 18, 2014
2. She Was Having Trouble With Je’Michael Around Christmas
According to posts on her Facebook page, Locklear was unhappy with her boyfriend, Je’Michael Malloy. On December 22 2013, she said, “i feel no love because some people are too busy with other friends to pay attention to there girlfriend.” On the same day, she changed her relationship status to “complicated.” Also on her social media profile she describes the day she met Malloy, on June 21 2013 as “the best day of my life.”
3. Her Disappearance is Considered ‘Very Out of Character’
According to Hope Mills police, her disappearance is “very out of character.” She’s regarded as a very good student who has no history of running away from home. She is a student at South View High School, reports the Fayobserver.
4. Her Cellphone Has Been Switched Off
Cops have reached out to her friends and nobody has reported seeing her. Since March 11, her cellphone has been turned off.
5. If You Have Information Please Contact the Cops in Hope Mills
If you have any information please contact Det. Hardin with the Hope Mills Police Department at (910) 425-4103 or CrimeStoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). She is described as having black hair with green eyes, is biracial and stands at 5’1″ and weighs 130 pounds.