Police name murder suspect

Published 10:34 pm Friday, March 4, 2016

Suffolk police have named a suspect in Tuesday’s morning’s homicide and released additional details about the circumstances under which the body was found.



Warrants are on file for Karlton L. Boone Jr., 18, of the 400 block of Carolina Road, on charges of first-degree murder; shoot, cut or stab with intent to maim or kill; shoot during commission of a felony; use or display of firearm in commission of a felony; and possession of a firearm by a violent felon, according to a city press release.

Boone is described as a black male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion, according to the release.

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The victim of the homicide was Wayne Anthony Watford, 42, of the 1600 block of Nansemond Parkway. His body was located about 1:31 a.m. Tuesday after a concerned citizen contacted Emergency Communications about a suspicious vehicle that went into the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in the 800 block of Dill Road/Old Dill Road at a high rate of speed, according to the release.

The officers who responded found no pulse, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner found the victim had suffered gunshot wounds to the torso.

Anyone who has information on Boone’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or text the keyword SPDVATIP and the tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.