A third person has been charged in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Samantha Myers, whose badly-beaten body was found in a ravine in southside Richmond last week.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 25-year-old Jamarr Rodney Hursey, of the 2400 block of Brady Street. The Richmond Police Department charged him with conspiracy to commit murder.
“The Department would like to thank the community for providing valuable tips which have helped detectives identify the victim and make these arrests,” RPD Director of Media Relations Gene Lepley said in an email.
Myers’ body was discovered in a ravine off of the 3700 block of North Hopkins Road on March 24. Police say she was likely killed on or around Feb. 28.
Myers’ 40-year-old stepsister, Yvette Hairston, and 21-year-old stepniece, Selena Hairston, are both facing charges in connection with her murder. Yvette Hairston is charged with murder and Selena Hairston is charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
According to an affidavit obtained by ABC 8News on Monday, Yvette Hairston admitted to killing Myers in an upstairs bedroom of her home on the 1300 block of Evert Avenue. before hiding her body in a closet in an adjacent room. The document also states that Hairston researched how to clean up blood online before heading to Walmart to purchase items needed to dispose of her stepsister’s body. She allegedly dumped the body early the next morning. Search warrants also reveal that an iPad, laptop and hammer, among other items, were seized from Hairston’s home.
At this time, police have not revealed exactly how Hursey and Selena Hairston are involved in Myers’ death.
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