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Sunday, September 19, 2010


Police Chief's Daughter Murdered

From The Charlotte Observer:

"The body of Valerie Hamilton, the 23-year-old daughter of Concord's police chief, was found Saturday night in a storage unit on Monroe Road in southeast Charlotte, police say.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have issued a murder warrant for 34-year-old Michael Neal Harvey, a registered sex offender with a lengthy criminal record..."

"...Police confirm that Harvey's home in northern Mecklenburg County was searched sometime Saturday, but the suspect was not there.

Police say auto theft warrants also have been issued for Harvey, although he is not driving Hamilton's car. That vehicle was found parked near the Thomas Street Tavern.

Instead, police say Harvey was last seen in a white 1996 Chevrolet Blazer, with N.C. tags ZXE-1756.

Anyone who spots that vehicle or knows the whereabouts of Harvey is asked to call 911, or contact detectives at 704-336-VCAT. Information also can be left with Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.

According to court records, Harvey was convicted of first-degree sex offense in New York. He has been in North Carolina at least five years, based on his arrest record. The N.C. Department of Corrections says Harvey was convicted in Iredell County of felony breaking-and-entering but apparently was put on probation..." 

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