September 20th, 2010
12:14 PM ET

Sex offender arrested in slaying of police chief's kin

A registered sex offender was arrested Monday in the slaying death of a 23-year-old woman, the daughter of a North Carolina police chief, authorities said.

Michael Neal Harvey, 34, was arrested without incident by FBI agents and U.S. Marshals in Niagara Falls, New York, in connection with the death of Valerie Hamilton, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, police said in a statement. Detectives from Charlotte were on the way to New York to interview him and "work on the extradition process," the statement said.

Earlier, Hamilton's father Merl Hamilton, the chief of police of Concord, North Carolina, about 30 miles northeast of Charlotte, issued a tearful plea on "Good Morning America" for help locating the suspect.

"I just want to get this guy now," he said.


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  1. Some 1

    Hamg him high

    September 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    Yep, hang-em high right next to the Catholic child rapists.

    September 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. J

    Wait, what, phil? How did you get from killing a police chief's daughter to Catholic priests?

    September 20, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |