Emmanuel Coble has now been charged with the killing of his girlfriend, Raquiah King, 20, after she refused to have an abortion in Virginia Beach.
A passing motorist found a woman’s body in a ditch near Greenwood and Winns Church Road in Hanover on the morning of July 21. The body was discovered naked, with a gunshot wound on her right side, but no shell casings were discovered.
According to an affidavit, the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office was quickly made aware of a missing person situation involving King out of Hampton.
Investigators stated they telephoned King’s mother, who said she did receive a sonogram pic from King the day before officers discovered her body.
Her daughter, who was 12 weeks pregnant at that time, stated that Coble, 27, was the father.
King had also texted her mother about her problems with Coble, and if something happened to her, Coble would be held accountable.
Investigators also obtained texts between King and her cousin, one of which showed a receipt for an abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility in Virginia Beach on July 20.
Later, detectives interviewed Coble, who did admit to paying for the abortion, but King chose to keep the baby.
According to court papers, Coble was irritated by this and ended up driving King back to her residence. He said he returned to his Newport News residence after dropping her off and went to sleep until the next morning.
Investigators said they discovered video surveillance of Coble’s green Chevrolet sedan at an intersection near 5 a.m. on July 21.
The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office was later able to search Coble’s car after obtaining a warrant, and they discovered blood in the back of the vehicle as well as a hair band comparable to the one discovered on King’s body.
On the morning of July 21, deputies were also able to call Coble’s mobile. It showed that he had left King’s residence in Hampton, traveled to Hanover County, and returned to Newport News in just a few hours.
Coble is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond at the Pamunkey Jail.