PWC Police arrest man in connection with murders of two counselors

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PRINCE WILLIAM CO. –  On August 5 at 12:41AM, officers responded to the 12300 block of Pond Run Dr in Woodbridge  to investigate a missing person. When officers arrived they spoke to a staff member of a non-profit program who reported that the victim, identified as Erica Janelle Hickson, went missing at some point during her shift.

 Erica Janelle Hickson

Erica Janelle Hickson

The victim was a counselor of the program tasked with supervising young adults housed in the complex. The investigation revealed that the victim was last heard from around 8:30PM on August 4. A helicopter from Fairfax County Police, a bloodhound from Virginia State Police, and patrol officers conducted an extensive search of the immediate area and were unable to locate the victim around the time of her disappearance. Later that morning, members of the Prince William County Search & Rescue Team, in conjunction with federal investigators from the ATF and FBI, conducted a second thorough ground search of the area.

Around 1:00PM on August 5, the victim’s body was located in a wooded area near Golf Side Cir. During the investigation, det

Lizeth Yadira Lopez

Lizeth Yadira Lopez

ectives from the Homicide Unit developed a person of interest, later identified as the accused. The accused resides in an apartment on Golf Side Cir near where the victim was found deceased. Homicide detectives were also able to link the accused to the death of Lizeth

Yadira Lopez, who was also a counselor for the same program and was found dead on April 29. The accused is a resident of the non-profit program and was known to both victims. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Ronald Francis Dorsey Jr., was charged in connection to both deaths.

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