Affidavit: 2 of 4 fire victims possibly stabbed

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PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Court documents indicate two of the four people found dead after a Petersburg house fire may have been fatally stabbed.

Media outlets report that a detective said in a search warrant affidavit that he saw wounds on two victims consistent with puncture wounds, and a large knife with red stains was found at the scene.

The warrant was issued to search the home of Alexander Roosevelt Hill Jr., who was named by police as a person of interest in the case. The affidavit says investigators also found Hill's cellphone with a text message telling someone to claim his remains and ensure they are cremated. Hill has not been located.

Three women and a young boy died in Saturday's fire. Their names have not been released.

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