Plot thickens as third arrest made in murder of Richmond woman

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Samantha Myers

Jamarr R. Hursey (SOURCE: Richmond Police Department)

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — A third person has been charged in connection with the murder of Samantha Myers, 20, who was found on March 24, in a ravine.

On Wednesday the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Jamarr Rodney Hursey, 25, of the 2400 block of Brady St.

Hursey has been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder.

Yvette L. Hairston, 40, and her daughter, Selena Y. Hairston, 21

Yvette L. Hairston, 40, and her daughter, Selena Y. Hairston, 21

Two other individuals, Yvette L. Hairston, 40, and her daughter, Selena Y. Hairston, 21 –both of the 1300 block of Evert Avenue where Myers also lived –have already been charged with murder in the case.

Sources confirmed that Hursey is Selena’s boyfriend.

On Monday, March 24,  Myers' body was discovered by a passerby in a ravine along the 3700 block of North Hopkins Road. She was positively identified a few days later.

Hopkins Road homicide victim

Hopkins Road homicide victim

Police said that her body had been there for awhile. Photographs of Myers' tattoos were released as police searched for information in the case.

The motive appears to be an argument between the pair that turned violent, police said. Myers' body was first placed into a closet.

Samantha Myers

Samantha Myers

The medical examiner's office confirmed that Myers was killed as a a result of blunt forced trauma to the head in the manner of homicide.

Police sources told CBS 6 that investigators found evidence that Yvette Hairston went online and and searched "how to clean up blood."

They also said she  went to a Wal-mart to buy tools needed to dispose of a body.

The Department would like to thank the community for providing valuable tips which helped detectives identify the victim and make these arrests.



  • Josie

    This is undoubtedly the saddest story. Family and a boyfriend, whom should have been closest in her life murder her. I hope they rot in jail. I hope Samantha will have a proper burial. Such a sad case. Rest in peace Samantha. Makes me cry this is so sad.

    • Dedra

      This is sad and yes I hope they rot in jail. This young woman had so much life to live and these monsters took that away. RIP Sam; you sure will be missed but not forgotten.

  • taron

    i will miss you SAM and you will never be forgotten i will love you your in a better place that’s for sure. and people thank YOU FOR MESSAGE YOU HAVE SENT TO ME

  • Angel Lee

    When I first heard about it on the news I been reading all about it cuz she was so close to my age and she didnt live that far from me this is something that got everyone thinking y would her love ones do this to her she just started living her life and they took it from her its really said I makes u think bout ur love ones I didnt know Samantha but I felt like I did to the family Im sorry for ur lose and R.I.P babies girl one day we will all be together one day but until then keep a eye on ur love ones and be there guardian angel

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