Federal marshals are on a manhunt for a person of interest in four Virginia killings recently seen in North Carolina.
The U.S. Marshals Service is seeking Alexander Rosevelt Hill Jr., known by the nickname Real Deal. He’s wanted for questioning in connection with the deaths of four people — including a 2-year-old boy — in Petersburg, Virginia. Hill has since been spotted in Rocky Mount and Roanoke Rapids.
U.S. marshals and Petersburg detectives confirmed Hill traveled to Roanoke Rapids off Interstate 95 by taxi just after midnight on Easter Sunday. Later that morning, marshals said Hill paid a man to drive him to the Amtrak station in Rocky Mount.
Marshals obtained surveillance video of Hill at the Amtrak station in Rocky Mount and a photo of Hill at a Waffle House in Roanoke Rapids.
Hill is currently wanted in Petersburg for a protective order violation.
Anyone who may have had contact with Hill in North Carolina on Easter Sunday in Roanoke Rapids or Rocky Mount is asked to contact the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-877-926-8332.
It’s unknown whether Hill has relatives or other connections to North Carolina, said Kevin Connolly of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Connolly noted that Hill is good at manipulating people and getting odd jobs. Deputy marshals have checked hotels and homeless shelters.
Although the last-known sighting of Hill was at the Amtrak station in Rocky Mount, authorities don’t believe he got on a train there.
It’s unknown whether Hill continued along a trek down I-95.
Police and sheriff’s offices throughout the region have been alerted to be on the lookout for Hill.
“We want to make everyone aware,” Connolly said.
Marshals believe if anyone ran into Hill that Easter morning, this information might jog their memory.
There is a $5,000 reward offered for information leading to Hill’s arrest. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
Authorities responding to a house fire found three women and a 2-year-old boy dead on April 19 in Virginia. Officials say two victims died of sharp-force injuries, the other two died of burns and smoke inhalation, the Associated Press reported.