Tue. 11:45 a.m.: Arrest made in murder of woman found in woods

Antuan Parker

WARREN — A man suspected in the murder of Desirae Boss was arrested Monday evening, during a traffic stop by the Warren Police Street Crimes unit.

Boss, 32, of Transylvania Avenue, was found with a gunshot wound to the head in a wooded area of southwest Warren. Police said the crime occurred on or about Oct. 2.

Antuan M. Parker, 43, of 692 Oak St. SW, was seen driving a white GMC Acadia north on Pine Avenue SE at 6:48 p.m., when an officer spotted the vehicle. The officer called for assistance because he knew there was a warrant for Parker’s arrest in connection with the Boss murder.

Mutiple police vehicles converged on Parker’s vehicle located near the corner of Pine Avenue and Burton Street.

Parker did not resist when asked to get out of the vehicle and he was placed under arrest, a police report states.

Two juveniles that were in vehicle at the time of Parker’s arrest were later were released to their mother.

Parker pleaded not guilty to a murder charge during a Tuesday video arraignment before Judge Terry Ivanchak. He is being held without bond.

His next hearing is scheduled for Nov. 22.

Parker has had multiple previous arrests with charges ranging from assault, drug possession, endangering children and traffic citations, records show.

Boss is survived by her daughter, Taraji Denise Walter of Warren, parents, two brothers, and five sisters, and other relatives.


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