Body found is missing Dinwiddie teen, a suspect is in custody

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Authorities in Dinwiddie have confirmed that missing teen Ke-Asia Adkins’ body has been found near her home in Dinwiddie, and a suspect is in custody.

Investigators responded to the 5900 block of Sentry Hill Court at 7 a.m. Thursday morning. The body was sent to the medical examiner’s office for identification and cause of death. Officials confirmed the identity of the 17-year-old on Thursday afternoon.

Adkins has been missing since Monday, in what her family described as unusual.  21-year-old Anton Deonte Coleman is charged with one count of abduction.

Authorities say that the Dinwiddie High School student was last seen at her home Monday around 9 a.m. in the 5900 block of Sentry Hill Court in North Dinwiddie.  Adkins had just made the varsity cheerleading squad.

“Ke’Asia does not have a history of running away and her disappearance is extremely unusual,” the sheriff’s office said. “No clothing description is available.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office at 804-469-4550 or Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.

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