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After body ID'd, Police Charge 2 In Murder Of Uber Driver

Marlo Medina-Chevez

CMPD has positively identified a body found in Rock Hill Thursday as missing Charlotte Uber driver Marlo Johnis Medina-Chevez.  Police have filed murder charges against two men who were found Monday in Maryland with his car and credit card. 

Medina-Chevez, 44, disappeared last Saturday night around 9:45 p.m. after he left his home in southwest Charlotte to pick up a passenger. 

His family reported him missing on Sunday, and police began a search. His body was found Thursday off Mount Gallant Hill Road in Rock Hill. 

Two men arrested Monday in Maryland - Diontray Adams and James Stevens - are being charged with his murder.  Adams and Stevens also are charged with armed robbery and kidnapping.

CMPD says they'll be transferred to Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office custody after they're extradited from Maryland. 

During the investigation, police discovered that Medina-Chevez's credit card had been used in Maryland.  Around 11:50 p.m. Monday, police in Annapolis, Md., spotted his missing dark blue 2008 Nissan Pathfinder, and stopped it near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.  Four men were inside. Adams and Stevens were arrested, the two others were released.

At that time, Adams was charged with credit card fraud and Stevens with possession of a stolen vehicle. 

David Boraks is a veteran journalist who covers climate change for WFAE. See more at www.wfae.org/climate-news. He also has covered housing and homelessness, energy and the environment, transportation and business.