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Ex-boyfriend of missing Virginia Beach mom charged with second degree murder

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., (WVEC) – A Virginia Beach man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of Bellamy Gambos, MPO Patrick Kane said in a press release.

"During the course of the investigation, Lamont Johnson (41 years) of Virginia Beach was developed as a suspect in the missing personal case of Bellamy M. Gamboa," said Kane.

Johnson is ex-boyfriend of Bellamy Gamboa.

Kane said in the press release that "the restoration site of Bellamy M. Gamboa is still unknown".

Johnson is also responsible for four bills to contribute to the crime of a minor.


The Virginia Beach Forensics Team was still in Bellamy Gambos apartment on July 29, 2018. Lamont Johnson, Gamboa's ex boyfriend, has been charged with other degrees of murder.

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These allegations are related to specific events involving the children between Johnson and Bellamy Gamboa, said Kane

On Sunday, Bellamy Gambos sister Charisse confirmed that Lamont was arrested and charged.

There is no comment from Bellamy's family right now she said.

Bellamy was last seen at her condo on Diamond Springs Road and Shore Drive on July 1st.

According to several applicant parties, FBI officials say that Bellamy's disappearance is suspected. Two days after she was gone, Virginia Beach Police officers found her car on Pickering Street, next to a dumpster.

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Bellamy Malaki Gamboa was seen no later than July 1st just before 8:30 p.m. in the 2100s Carren Drive.

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A Timeline for Bellamy Gamboa Missing Personality

  • July 1 – Bellamy Malaki Gamboa is seen last in her in 2100 blocks Carren Drive in Virginia Beach.
  • July 3 – Police find Gambos four-door 2005 Gold Ford Focus next to a dumpster in the 5800 block in Pickering Street in Lake Edward.
  • July 5 – Virginia State Police issues a critical missing adult alert ("Ashanti Alert"). The police say Gambo's disappearance is suspected because it's not like she's going to be away from her children and not show up for work. Investigators believe someone abducted her.
  • July 7 – Gambos sister, Charisse, arrives at Hampton Roads from California. Longtime Family Friend Jeremy Gatbonton organizes a full-fledged search. People meet at the Filipino Cultural Center, divide into teams and then search over Virginia Beach. As part of the search, a privately owned search dog connects to volunteers as they search in the Edward area.
  • July 8 – Additional searches are taking place. Gambo's family is holding a news conference asking for its safe return.
  • July 9 – The Beverly Gatbonton family friends tell 13NewsNow people use social media to broaden the search. They created the social media side BRING Bellamy HOME. Comedian Marlon Wayans and Virginia Beach Native Rapper Pusha T. are among celebrities who share posts on Gambo's disappearance.
  • July 15 – A fundraiser takes place at Buko Restaurant in Virginia Beach. Revenue goes to the Gamboa family and its search
  • July 16 – Relatives host a private event marking Bellamy Gambos 40th anniversary. The same day there is a public candle vigil at the mansion at the Crown Grant Court in Virginia Beach.
  • July 25th – "Ashanti Alert" issued for Gamboa expires. This did not mean that the search for Gamboa ended. Missing personal alerts such as Ashanti Alert for Adult or AMBER Alert for Children may expire after a period of time if no new information appears that may help to deepen the search.
  • July 29 – Gambos ex-boyfriend, Lamont Johnson, has been booked to the Virgina Beach Correctional Center on multiple charges, including Second Degree Murder. The Sheriff's Office shows that the assassination on which Johnson is accused took place on July 1, the same day as Gambo's family saw her last. The police did not confirm that he was accused of killing Gamboa. Johnson faces four other charges in contributing to crime or abuse of a child. The day listed for these crimes is July 2nd and July 3rd.

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