UPDATE: Grand jury indicts man accused of killing girlfriend, disposing body in Roanoke River

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UPDATE 5:00 p.m.: On Monday, a grand jury indicted DeAngelo Bonds who is accused of killing his girlfriend and disposing her body in the Roanoke River.

Bonds is now charged with first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a murder and concealing a dead body.

Back in February, Roanoke Police found Adreonna Keffer’s body in the Roanoke River after being shot.

Keffer was later determined to be the 18-year-old girlfriend of Bonds.

Warrants indicate that Bonds confessed to transporting Keffer’s body.


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The man accused of killing his girlfriend and dumping her body in the Roanoke River in February is heading to a grand jury on Monday.

DeAngelo Bonds, 22, of Roanoke, faces a second-murder charge for the death of 18-year-old Adreonna Keffer.

According to search warrants obtained by WFXR News, Bonds and Keffer were in a romantic relationship.

Police were called their their apartment in the 3400 block of Bennett Drive NW at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 15 after someone reported water leaking through the unit and large amounts of blood outside of it.

The search warrants reveal officers noticed drag marks consistent with a body being dragged from the apartment and down the stairs, but there was nobody inside the apartment.

Officers later found Bonds inside a a car Keffer was known to drive at the Roanoke River Greenway parking lot.

The warrants say Bonds confessed to transporting Keffer’s body. The documents also indicate officers found a gun in the passenger side floorboard.

Bonds’ grand jury hearing was scheduled to start at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 1.

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