HOLLINS, Va. – The Roanoke County Police Department made an arrest in connection to the remains found on Hollins University’s campus over a year ago.
In February 2021, human remains were found at the university’s campus.
A couple of months later in April 2021, the remains were identified by police as 31-year-old Jessica Darling Dickson, of Salem, who went missing nearly three years ago.
On Monday, the Roanoke County Police Department announced officers have arrested 38-year-old Christopher Lee Elliott in connection to Dickson’s murder.
The police department said it sought and obtained indictments for murder and violent felon in possession of a firearm against Elliott.
He is currently being held at the Western Virginia Regional Jail without bond on a violation of probation.
Police disclosed that neither Dickson nor Elliott were affiliated with Hollins University.