Skeletal remains identified as 15-year-old murder suspect

From NBC12 News

Human skeletal remains found in Dinwiddie County are those of a missing Petersburg teenager wanted for murder.

On Monday, investigators identified the victim as Delvin Hill, 15. The remains were discovered by a hunter, in a wooded area back in January. 

Hill's family calls the discovery bitter sweet. They're deeply saddened by his murder but, somewhat relieved knowing he's no longer a missing person.

Family members say they expected the worst when days, weeks, then months, went by without anyone hearing from Hill. 

On Monday, investigators confirm that human skeletal remains found in a wooded area near Route 301 and the Prince George County line back in January are those of Hill.
The teenager was wanted in Petersburg for the murder of Alton Lane, Sr., 53, during a home invasion in May 2006. 

After the murder, police took to the teen's neighborhood putting up wanted posters and identifying Hill as armed and dangerous. 

Hill's family says the teen is no murderer and that he did not deserve to be killed and tossed in the woods. 

"After he saw all that stuff on the news he just left," says Hill's aunt Sabrina Burrow. When asked why she thought he ran, she says, I think he was more scared than anything."

The cause of Hill's death has not been determined. If you have any information on this case or the murder case of Alton Lane, Sr., call Crime Solvers at (804) 861-1212.

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