BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An intense manhunt is still underway for the boyfriend of a young mother who was murdered, her body found abandoned in Daisy Park.
Marco Holmes is still missing, more than a week after 20-year-old Tonja Chadwick was last seen alive, and days after her body was found in the woods.
He is considered a person of interest in the case.
Investigators say they have been getting tips, but still have no solid leads on where Holmes may be. They’re renewing their pleas for anyone with information to come forward.
“If somebody in the family or a friend is harboring him, we need to talk to him,” says Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith.
Meanwhile, Chadwick’s family and friends are mourning a young life cut short.
“I’m never going to see her anymore now,” says her aunt, Latanya Chadwick. “Never going to be able to talk to her.”
Police believe Chadwick was murdered in her apartment, but they’re not saying what kind of criminal evidence they found there.
Chadwick’s mother tells WJZ the couple had a history of domestic violence.
“A week before they moved into the home that they live at, she called me and said he choked her to where she blacked out and woke up shaking,” she says.
Last week, loved ones and police searched far and wide, hoping to find Chadwick alive, her disappearance gripping many hearts. The news of her death, breaking them.
A GoFundMe set up for Chadwick shows her bright smile and her 4-year-old son, who will grow up now without her.
‘I just ask him, it’s best to come forward,” says Chadwick’s friend, Kiana Thomas. “And you know, say something to the family. His mother is asking. His grandmother. People that love her are asking.”
“I was praying he would come forward, that he would give us that much dignity, to just come forward,” says Latanya Chadwick, Tonja’s aunt.
Police say they are unsure if Holmes is still in the area, or if he’s gone. They also say he may be driving a blue, four-door Infiniti.