More than two months after a quadruple homicide in Petersburg, there’s a new push to raise money for a reward surrounding the whereabouts of the man named as a person of interest in the case.
On Saturday, April 19, emergency crews responded to reports of a fire at a home on Harding Street. When they arrived, the bodies of three women and a 2-year-old boy were found inside the home.
Two of the victims, Tanique Chavis and 2-year-old Delvari Chavis, died from the fire and smoke inhalation, according to the medical examiner; Pauline Wilkins and Vicki Ansar died after being stabbed multiple times in the torso. All four deaths were ruled homicides.
Alexander Roosevelt Hill Jr., also known as “Real Deal,” has been named as a person of interest in the Easter weekend killings.
U.S. Marshals and detectives from the Petersburg Bureau of Police confirmed Hill traveled to Roanoke Rapids, N.C. by taxi just after 12 a.m. on Easter Sunday.
Hill was also spotted inside a Waffle House restaurant in North Carolina and at an Amtrak station in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Now, the families of the victims want to increase the reward money for information about Hill’s whereabouts.
Harding Street Block Party fundraiser will be held Saturday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be on Harding Street between Shore and Mistletoe Streets.
The event will feature food and entertainment, as well as information on domestic violence, restoration of rights and voter registration. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank to the Account of “The Wilkins, Chavis, Washington Donation Fund.”
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