PETERSBURG, Va. -- Petersburg Police Chief John Dixon III confirmed that Alexander Hill Jr., the convicted felon accused of killing a family of four last year, will be charged with four counts of murder when he is apprehended.
Hill, who had been previously been called a “person of interest" in the case, has been on the run since last year.
In the early morning hours of the Saturday before Easter in 2014, police were called to the burned-out home at 721 Harding Street after firefighters discovered the bodies of Pauline Wilkins, her daughter Vicki Chavis Ansar, granddaughter Tanique Davis and great grandson Delvari Chavis.
Hill is an ex-boyfriend of Vivian Chavis, who lived at the home, but she wasn’t there when the violence unfolded.
Hill traveled to Roanoke Rapids, NC by taxi just after midnight on Easter Sunday 2014, according to U.S. Marshals and Petersburg Police Detectives. Later that morning, Hill paid a man to drive him to the Amtrak Station in Rocky Mount, NC.
Friends and family gathered for a vigil Sunday afternoon to mark the one-year anniversary of the family's murder.
Family members said they hope Hill will turn himself in. In the meantime, they are providing support to one another to get through the difficult anniversary.
Law enforcement said that Hill has family ties in Texas, Mississippi, Arizona and Virginia. He also wears hazel contacts which give him a very distinct look.
According to law enforcement, Hill has an infatuation with sex chatlines and a history of meeting older and considerably younger women whom he can control easily. He could be working any under-the-table paying job such as construction or landscaping.
“He could be anywhere in the U.S. at this point in time,” said U.S. Marshal Robert Mathieson. “We are still actively seeking him and will continue to search until he is apprehended.”
A reward of $15,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Hill. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
Anyone that may have had contact with or seen Hill is asked to contact the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-WANTED-2 (1-877-926-8332).