RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - U.S. Marshals are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a person of interest in the slayings of four family members in Petersburg.
The U.S. Marshals Service says in a news release that it also is expanding the search for 47-year-old Alexander Roosevelt Hill Jr.
The victims were found April 19 following a house fire. The state medical examiner said 67-year-old Pauline Wilkins and 46-year-old Vickie Chavis Ansar died of sharp force injuries to the torso. Twenty-two-year-old Tanique Chavis and 2-year-old Delvair Chavis died of thermal and inhalation injuries.
The Marshals Service says Hill took a taxi to Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, less than 24 hours after the slayings. He then paid a man to drive him to an Amtrak station in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
The U.S. Marshals Service is hoping new information about a fugitive connected to a quadruple murder will bring in tips about his location.
According to our affiliate, WAVY, Alexander Rosevelt Hill, Jr., otherwise known as "Real Deal," is wanted in Petersburg for violation of a protective order. He's also a person of interest in the deaths of four people on April 19, the day before Easter.
Our affiliate reports U.S. Marshals and Petersburg Police Detectives have confirmed Hill traveled to Roanoke Rapids, N.C. by taxi just after midnight on Easter Sunday.
A surveillance photo was obtained of Hill inside a Waffle House Restaurant in North Carolina, as well as a video clip of him at the Amtrak Station in Rocky Mount. Officials told WAVY that Hill paid a man to drive him to the station Easter Sunday.
U.S. Marshals want to talk to anyone who was in contact with Hill on Easter Sunday.
If you recall seeing Hill, you are asked to call 1-877-WANTED-2 (1-877-926-8332).
Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.