Hundreds of people came out to Petersburg block party fundraiser to increase reward for capture of Alexander Hill Jr.
PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) -
Almost three months after the quadruple homicide in the home off Harding Street, the Petersburg community is still looking for justice.
“We just want our loved ones to know that we have not forgotten them. We are seeking justice for them, and we are not going to let this be another cold case,” said Ronell Washington, a family member.
Washington's aunt Pauline Wilkins and three other family members, including a two-year-old boy, were found dead after a house fire on April 19.
Alexander Hill Jr., who's been named as a person of interest in the case, is still on the run. Hill was spotted on a surveillance camera in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, less than 24 hours after the killings.
“We just don't feel like you can commit a crime of this magnitude and nobody knows nothing,” said Washington.
To help increase the reward money for Hill’s capture, the victim's families held a block party, accepting donations for food, activities and a car wash.
“Community come together to support the family and raise enough money for someone to come forward,” said W. Howard Myers, the council member for Ward 5.
Organizers say it's also a chance to talk about issues affecting the community.
“We're going to talk about domestic violence, which pretty much is the root of this evil act that was committed here,” said Washington.
And also to stand by each other as the family continues to grieve.
“It's a community that has moved along after this tragedy to help the family move along after the tragedy,” said Myers.
If you’re interested in helping, you can donate to the Wilkins, Chavis, Washington Reward Fund set up in Wells Fargo.