The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has charged 19 year old David Knight-Hollis, of Sodus, with second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his 17 year old ex-girlfriend. Alyssa Taft’s mother contacted authorities late Thursday night to report her daughter was missing from their Ridge Road home in Sodus. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said shortly after midnight, two of his deputies went to the home of Knight-Hollis.
Deputies located Knight-Hollis coming from a wooded area from behind the house and then found Taft’s body by the residence. Knight-Hollis was then arrested.
Virts says Knight-Hollis lured Taft to his home by promising to pay her back money he owed her. He is being held in Wayne County Jail without bail and additional charges are expected.
UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Alyssa Taft, a senior at Sodus High School. 19 year old David Knight-Hollis has been charged with 2nd degree murder. More details will be released this afternoon at a press conference.
The Times of Wayne County is reporting this morning that a 17 year old girl was allegedly killed by her boyfriend just before midnight last night.
The paper’s website reports that following the alleged murder, the boyfriend called 9-1-1 to report “I just killed my girlfriend.” The victim is a student at Sodus High School. The alleged murder happened on Ridge Road in Sodus.