Police: Editor receives letter believed to be from Capital Gazette shooting suspect
NORFOLK, Va. – Police said a Virginian Pilot employee got a letter believed to be from the Capital Gazette shooting suspect.
The letter was received by the employee Thursday, exactly one week after the tragic shooting that took the lives of five people.
The return address on the envelope said “anonymous source,” The Baltimore Sun reports. They say it was addressed to Eric Hartley at The Virginian-Pilot and postmarked June 28, they day of the shooting.
Norfolk Police said they took the letter in their custody and then gave it to the Norfolk field office for the FBI.
There is no information at this time on the content of the letter.
That office will turn the letter over to the agencies investigating the shooting in Annapolis, police said.
The suspect, 38-year-old Jarrod Warren Ramos has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder, according to court records.
At his hearing a judge ordered that Ramos be held without bail.