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Third suspect in custody in Hopkins Road body case

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Jamarr Rodney Hursey (Source: Richmond Police) Jamarr Rodney Hursey (Source: Richmond Police)
Yvette Hairston is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her step-sister, Samantha Myers. (Source: Richmond Police) Yvette Hairston is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her step-sister, Samantha Myers. (Source: Richmond Police)
Selena Hairston is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Samantha Myers. (Source: Richmond Police) Selena Hairston is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Samantha Myers. (Source: Richmond Police)
Samantha Myers was found dead in a ravine on Richmond's south side earlier this month. (Source: Instagram) Samantha Myers was found dead in a ravine on Richmond's south side earlier this month. (Source: Instagram)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Police have taken a third suspect into custody Wednesday in connection with the murder of Samantha Myers.

Jamarr Rodney Hursey, 25, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Myers body was discovered near North Hopkins Road last month. Myers stepsister, Yvette Hairston, confessed to hiding Myers body in a closet and dumping it the next day, according to search warrants.

The warrants show Hairston went to police to help identify the body, then confessed to killing Myers on February 28 when questioned by detectives.

Myers body was found nearly a month later.

According to the affidavit, Hairston admitted to killing Myers in the upstairs bedroom of the home they shared on Evert Avenue. Then it says she hid the body in the closest of another bedroom and got rid of the body in the morning

The court records show Hairston, "researched online how to clean up blood"  and "she also purchased the items she needed to dispose of the body."

Myers' body was spotted by a passerby in a ravine not far from McGuire VA Medical Center last week, but police couldn't identify her at the time. So, they released pictures of Myers' tattoos and a sketch of her face which led to new tips.

Hairston is charged with first-degree murder. Her daughter, 21-year-old Selena Hairston, now faces a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. 
 
A line in the affidavit says, "Unconfirmed information was received that the victim was killed by her sister -- niece and niece's boyfriend." Police have not disclosed the relationship of the latest suspect to the other parties in the case.

The Medical Examiner says Myers died from blunt force trauma to the head. Police searched the home for glass bottles, hammers, pipes or any blunt object that can be used as a weapon, according to the warrant.

Police say the women got into an argument, which led to Myers' death. 

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