Teen charged with murder, tampering with evidence in death missing boy

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STERLING (WTIC) -- A missing teen has been found dead in his hometown of Sterling, according to Connecticut State Police, and now, another teen is facing murder charges.

Kevin Weismore, 19, of Sterling, was taken into custody on Friday and charged with murder and tampering with evidence. Police said they found the remains of Todd "TJ" Allen, 18, in a wooded area near 61 Laiho Road - Weismore's listed address.

Allen had been missing since he left home on a dirtbike on the day after Christmas. He was believed to be injured after crashing his bike, when he texted from his cell phone not long after he left.

But in reality, Allen suffered multiple stab wounds, Trooper Kelly Grant said at a press conference Friday, and a medical examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of death.

Allen's mother, Christina Moses said, "I'm really hurt...that someone hated my little boy so much that he thought he had to do that to him.People loved him, people loved having TJ come to their house, to have dinner, to have family picnics, he was loved and respected by everyone, I would have said."

Police and volunteers spent over a week searching for Allen. Police said this remains an active investigation.

According to the arrest warrant, as of Thursday, January 12, Weismore was the last known person to be in contact with Allen. Police executed a search warrant at his home for drug violations. Weismore's parents were brought to Troop D, where they contacted their son and asked him to be interviewed. When he arrived at the police station, he gave a written statement.

Weismore admitted to smoking and selling marijuana. According to the warrant, he told police he knew Allen as a friend from high school who also sold marijuana. Weismore came into a large amount of marijuana and agreed to sell it to Allen the day after Christmas, he told police. The pair met in the woods to make the trade. He told police that's when Allen pulled out a gun and pointed it at him, telling him he didn't have the money. Weismore said he punched Allen and then stabbed him multiple times until he died.

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