More information regarding the Harvey murders:

A call to Chesterfield County police from a concerned mother provided the crucial link that connected the slayings of two families in South Richmond to two Arlington County felons captured in Philadelphia, police said yesterday.

The mother told police she feared for the safety of a friend of her daughter’s and was worried that two men who had stayed at her house last week had been involved in the murders of a Woodland Heights family on New Year’s Day.

The disclosure came as authorities in western Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia said they are investigating whether 28-year-old Ray Joseph Dandridge and his 28-year-old uncle, Ricky Javon Gray, played a role in the Nov. 5 death of Gray’s wife and the Dec. 18 shooting and hanging of a 37-year-old Culpeper County woman.

Yesterday in Philadelphia, the suspects waived their right to extradition and are to appear today in a Richmond court.

On Saturday, Richmond Police Chief Rodney Monroe said Dandridge and Gray had been arrested in Philadelphia and charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the New Year’s Day slayings of Bryan Harvey, 49; his wife, Kathryn Harvey, 39; and their daughters, Stella, 9, and Ruby, 4.

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I don’t know why I’m so torn up by this— except for the fact that it is utterly senseless.