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Reward offered in probe of Va. fire that killed 4

Thursday - 4/24/2014, 11:48am  ET

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) -- The U.S. Marshals Service has joined the search for a person of interest in a Petersburg fire that killed four people.

Media outlets report that the Marshals Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 47-year-old Alexander Roosevelt Hill Jr.

Hill was scheduled to be tried Wednesday in Petersburg Circuit Court on a charge of making a telephone death threat last December to a relative of the fire's victims.

Petersburg Commonwealth's Attorney Cassandra Conover tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1l6cNfd ) that the judge issued an arrest warrant for Hill after he failed to appear for his trial.

The fire occurred April 19. Police say the victims were three women and a young boy.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com


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