Virginia man indicted for murder and abduction of high school cheerleader

Ke'Asia Adkins. (Photo, Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office)

A Virginia man charged in the abduction of his slain teenage cousin has been charged in her death.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 21-year-old Anton Deonte Coleman was indicted Tuesday of first-degree murder and abduction with intent to defile. Authorities have not released a potential motive in the slaying of 17-year-old Ke'Asia Adkins.

The high school cheerleader was reported missing June 25 after she missed cheer practice and didn't return home. Her body was found days later in woods behind her Dinwiddie home. Authorities determined she had suffocated. Dinwiddie Commonwealth's Attorney Ann Cabell Baskervill says authorities believe Adkins was killed up to three days before her body was found.

Court records say Coleman was accused last month of assaulting his mother and stabbing his stepfather.

It's unclear if he has lawyer.

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