A Washington man is being charged with murder after his mother’s ex, Gabriel Davies, went missing under conditions that looked suspicious. Efforts by the police led to the finding of Gabriel, and he is being charged with murder.
A high school football player from Washington state who vanished in mysterious circumstances has been located and accused with murder.
According to Pierce County documents, 16-year-old Gabriel Davies is accused with first- and second-degree murder, first-degree burglary, and two counts of illegally possessing a firearm.
In connection with the slaying of a 51-year-old male on the 21700 block of 190th Street East in Orting, Pierce County officials detained Davies and another teenager, Justin Yoon, the sheriff’s office announced on Facebook.
The man had been the subject of a welfare check by the authorities after missing four consecutive days of work.
“The man had a gunshot wound, but no firearm was nearby. Deputies called for detectives and forensic investigators to respond to the scene,” the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said in the post. “Detectives spent Thursday and Friday processing the scene and collecting evidence.”
Police have not released the name of the victim, but sources told KING-TV that he was the ex-fiancé of Davies’ mother.
On Aug. 31, Davies was reported missing.
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that Davies was missing “under suspicious circumstances” after the 16-year-old “left his home in Olympia at approximately 4pm … to attend football practice at Olympia High School but he never arrived.”
Lt. Cameron Simper said on Aug. 31 that deputies had located “a vehicle with items strewn about, a small amount of blood inside the vehicle and a phone that had been shattered on the ground,” according to FOX 13.