Quadruple murder suspect Alexander Roosevelt Hill caught in Buffalo

Posted at 4:27 PM, Apr 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-23 18:38:52-04

A quadruple murder suspect wanted in Petersburg, Va. has been caught by U.S. Marshals in Buffalo.

Alexander Roosevelt Hill, Jr., aka "Real Deal," was being sought for the 2014 slaying of four family members, including a 2-year-old. U.S. Marshals caught Hill Thursday at St. Luke's Mission of Mercy on Sycamore Street.

According to marshals, during Easter weekend in 2014 Hill, 48, is accused of killing two family members by assault and then setting the house on fire, killing two others, including the child.

Those killed were Pauline Wilkins, 67, Vicki Chavis-Ansar, 46, Tanique Chavis, 22, and Delvair Chavis, 2. A former girlfriend of Hill’s lived in the home but was not there at the time of the slayings.

Officials say Hill fled the area and eluded law enforcement for months.

U.S. Marshals say tips came in from across the country about Hill, who was ultimately caught in Buffalo. He was arraigned in federal court on a warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

A tip came in that Hill was at a homeless shelter in Buffalo, New York.

The U.S. Marshals in Buffalo went to the shelter and arrested Hill without incident. Hill was going by the name Trent Dales and had false identification. Hill resisted being fingerprinted, but once Marshals were able to get his fingerprints, they positively identified him as the man being sought.

But Hill is contesting his identity - claiming he is not the man U.S. Marshals believe him to be. There will be an identity hearing held April 30.

A Facebook post by WPTV was seen by more than 17 million people.  Thank you to the more than 262,000 people who shared it to help catch Hill.