Authorities have identified a suspect in the murders of two people whose bodies were found in a rooming house on the 1200 block of Arch Street on Father's Day, June 17. The victims have been identified as 23-year-old Marc Winchell Estiverne and 26-year-old Shamara Hill.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Chief Russell J. Bono have issued a release announcing that an arrest warrant has been issued for 24-year-old Luckenson Desrivieres for the double murder of 23-year-old Marc Winchell Estiverne and 26-year-old Shamara Hill. The victims were each stabbed numerous times.
The following charges have been filed against Desrivieres:
- First Degree Murder (2 Counts)
- Second Degree Murder (2 Counts)
- Third Degree Murder (2 Counts)
- Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Possessing Instruments of Crime
- Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence
Desrivieres has ties to Norristown and Irvington, New Jersey.
According to authorities, on Sunday, June 17, at approximately 4:20 p.m., the Norristown Police Department responded to 1218 Arch Street, for a 911 call of a reported double murder. Once on the scene, officers found two victims in the second floor front bedroom of the residence. The address is a house where the owners lived and rented out some of the bedrooms. Both victims had several apparent puncture wounds to their heads and torsos. The victims are identified as Marc Winchell Estiverne and Shamara Hill.
A joint investigation between the Montgomery County Detective Bureau and Norristown Police Department was begun after the bodies were found. Detectives from Montgomery County Detective Bureau’s Forensic Services Unit examined the scene and found evidence that at least one of the bodies had been moved. They also found cleaning supplies. Based upon the presence of cleaning supplies and the unusual nature of the blood stains, detectives further examined the house for evidence of areas that had been cleaned. Detectives sprayed the area with a chemical reagent designed to reveal the presence of human blood. The reagent reacted positively in all areas, including the hallway floor and walls. This positive, presumptive test for the presence of blood is a clear indication that someone cleaned human blood from the hallway.
County detectives spoke to the owners of 1218 Arch Street who stated that they rent bedrooms to both the male victim and Desrivieres. The victim’s girlfriend would occasionally stay over in his room. Both men had keys to the front door, and no one else had keys except for the owners. One of the owners also indicated that they had heard a struggle late in the evening on June 14. Later the next morning the owners observed the defendant taking trash bags upstairs and then leave the home with a trash bag to do "laundry."
Detectives also interviewed a witness who told them Desrivieres had asked to find a female to "set up" Estiverne with and that he would pay them. Desrivieres told the witness that he wanted a female to lure Estiverne to down by the creek so that he could rob him and, "take care of him permanently."
On Friday, June 15, at approximately 4 a.m. Desrivieres allegedly went to the residence of a witness and had in his possession a back pack, laptop computer and cellular telephone which the witness identified as having belonged to Estiverne because the items had been in the victim's possession.
On Sunday, June 17, at around 2 p.m., Desrivieres reportedly spoke to a witness and asked to borrow $20 dollars so that he could buy a bus ticket to New Jersey to visit his sick mother. The witness loaned him the money and walked to the where Desrivieres used his identification to purchase a one-way bus ticket to Newark, New Jersey. The bus was scheduled to leave the Transportation Center at either 3:20 p.m. or 3:40 p.m. On Sunday, June 17, at about 11 p.m., Desrivieres followed up with the witness by calling and saying he had arrived safely at his mother’s house and that everything was good.
On Monday, June 18, an autopsy was conducted by a forensic pathologist on the bodies of Marc Winchell Estiverne and Shamara Hill and concluded that they died as a result of multiple stab wounds. The doctor noted that both victims also suffered defensive wounds on both their hands and opined that Marc Winchell Estiverne and Shamara Hill were killed with a single edged, non-serrated instrument. The forensic pathologist determined the manner of death for both victims was homicide.
On Monday, June 18, detectives investigated a local pawn shop and discovered that on Saturday, June 15, at 1:23 p.m., Luckenson Desrivieres used his PA Sate Identification card (PA OLN# 30-928-618) to sell a Dell Latitude lap top. He received $75 dollars for the transaction.
On the same day, a Montgomery County Detectives forensic computer expert, analyzed the Dell Latitude computer that was sold by Desrivieres. Documentation was located on the computer that belonged to Marc Winchell Estiverne along with a picture of Estiverne.
Detectives spoke to the terminal manager for Beiber Bus Service at the Norristown Transportation Center who indicated that on Sunday, June 17, at 2:29 p.m., Luckenson Desrivieres purchased a one-way bus ticket for $20 dollars to Newark, New Jersey. Consequently, it is believed that Desrivieres fled to Newark N.J., but may be in the Irvington, N.J. area as he has family ties to that region. It is also believed that Desrivieres is a member of the "Bloods" street gang from the Newark Region.
A $1000 reward is being offered for information leading to the apprehension of Luckenson Desrivieres. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Montgomery County Detective Bureau at 610-278-3368. The murder weapon was not recovered so Desrivieres should be considered armed and dangerous.