Tacorey Singleton, 23, was found dead near Pine Lodge Road on June 19. (Courtesy Photo)
Family members of Tacorey Singleton have chosen to speak out to ask for assistance in solving his murder. Singleton’s body was found in the county on June 19, after deputies responded to a call about an abandoned vehicle off East Pine Lodge Road in the 4800 block of Calumet Road.
When officials arrived around 6 a.m., they found the 1995 Crown Victoria empty. Further investigation of the surrounding area revealed the body about 50 feet from the road. He had been shot multiple times.
Micah, a friend/mentor of Singleton, believes he may have been the last person to speak to Tacorey, saying that he had received threats. “I heard from him the Friday before he died. He called to tell me ‘I just wanted you to know how much I love you.’ That’s when I got worried. He had asked me not to call him back and I respected that. When I heard he had been killed, I called the number and it had been disconnected.”
Micah said he wanted to set the record straight about Singleton. “Tacorey was listed as homeless, but he had just broken up with his girlfriend. He was trying to work out issues in his relationship and was staying with family members, so he had no fixed address at the time of his death.”
Micah also said that Tacorey was ambitious and a fully productive member of society until recently. “He had big dreams. He had his CDL (commercial driver’s license). He was hard-working and an owner-operator with his own truck. He earned over $50,000 last year.”
Micah spoke of Singleton’s generosity. “He had the biggest heart. Even when he was at his lowest, he was always looking for ways to help out.”
The family hopes that members of the public will contact the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, 624-6500, or Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Detectives are looking for any information about the crime or about Tacorey’s whereabouts on the weekend prior to his death.
“Specifically, we are trying to track his steps on Sunday (June 16), Monday (June 17) and Tuesday (June 18). We’d also like to know if he knew anyone in the area (around Pine Lodge and Calumet Roads) or any particular reason to be out there,” said Detective Dennis Kintigh.