Law enforcement officials believe that the suspect in a Friday murder carjacked the woman’s vehicle, killed her a short distance away and dumped her body at a Moultrie mobile home park.
Officers with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Thomas County Sheriff’s Office took Alphonso Moore into custody at about 9 p.m. Sunday.
Moore, 20, 2058 Stetson Ave., Coolidge, has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
He is accused of abducting and killing 57-year-old Dominga Trejo of Norman Park. Authorities believe that Moore began the assault which occurred between 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at a convenience store a short distance from where Trejo’s body was found.
“We feel the motive was robbery,” said Steve Turner, special agent in charge of the GBI’s Thomasville office. “He got into the vehicle with her, kind of hijacked the vehicle at the Quik Mart on (Georgia Highway) 133 South. He killed her somewhere between there and Regency trailer park and dumped the body there.”
Trejo’s vehicle was found Saturday morning in Coolidge, Turner said. He did not provide a description of the vehicle.
On Sunday evening Moore was arrested a short distance from his residence.
A weapon was found, also in Coolidge, but not on Moore. Turner also declined to describe the weapon.
It is believed that Trejo died of a bullet wound, but that will not be confirmed until an autopsy is conducted, Turner said. An autopsy likely will be conducted Tuesday.