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Two St. Croix men arrested, third suspect wanted for Richmond hotel homicide

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Charlery, J`Wa E.

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond police have arrested two men from the Virgin Islands and are hunting for a third suspect after a woman was shot and killed inside a Richmond hotel room earlier this month.

Officials said Thursday afternoon that  20-year-old Sheanne U. Rivera, Of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Another person was involved, but since then the case was nolle prosecuted and their record expunged (updated).

Detectives are also asking for the public’s help to find 19-year-old J’Wa E. Charlery, who is also from St. Croix and wanted on the same charge.

“The charge stems from the Nov. 2 homicide of Eboniece M. Escobar, 22, of New York, New York, at the Clarion Hotel at 3207 N. Boulevard just before 10 p.m.,” a Richmond Police Department spokeswoman wrote in an email. “When officers arrived that day, they found the victim inside a hotel room suffering from a gunshot wound. She died at the scene.”

If you have seen Charlery’s — or have information that could help investigators — call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

Depend on CBS 6 News and WTVR.com for updates on this developing story.

6 comments

    • manlishi

      Your messiah just granted them amnesty. They are free to do as they wish because you voted for it. Dumba**.
      Democrats are all the same.

    • kc

      They are in their country Ms. Paula… Let me school you since you failed History class, obviously. US Virgin Islands is a territory of the United States. No passport, visa, or immigration status needed. As you were saying. Bloop…..

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