VIRGINIA

Dogs lead police to trunk: Two dogs trained to detect the scent of human remains led Fairfax County police to the trunk of a car owned by an Alexandria man whose former girlfriend has been missing for more than a week, according to a search warrant affidavit filed in court in Alexandria.

Fanta Moses, 19, of the Hybla Valley area was last seen Dec. 11, and police continued to search for her yesterday.

Moses did not appear in Fairfax District Court last Friday to testify at the trial of the former boyfriend, Momodu Jalloh, 27, who had been charged with stalking her.

No charges have been filed in connection with Moses's disappearance.

According to court documents, police have identified Jalloh as a suspect and have searched his car and apartment. Jalloh is in the county jail on charges of trying to abduct Moses at gunpoint earlier.

MARYLAND

Man charged in stepfather's death: Howard County police have charged a Baltimore man with first-degree murder in the slaying of his stepfather in Marriottsville.

Police responding to a call Wednesday night found Rodry D. Webb, 56, dead of gunshot wounds in the kitchen of his home on Driver Road.

Interviews with family members led officers to suspect Webb's stepson, Gordon N. Overby, 25, who they say has a history of mental illness.

Yesterday, police located Overby, took him in for questioning and searched his home after obtaining a warrant. There, they say, they found bloody shoes and a handgun.

Overby was in custody in Howard County last night.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.