Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Norristown Police Chief Russell J. Bono have announced an arrest warrant has been issued for Luckenson Desrivieres for the double murder of Marc Winchell Estiverne, 23, and Shamara Hill, 26.
The victims were each stabbed numerous times. First degree murder (2 Counts), second degree murder (2 Counts), third degree murder (2 Counts), robbery, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, possessing instruments of crime, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence charges have been filed against Luckenson Desrivieres. The defendant is a 24-year-old man with ties to Norristown and Irvington, N.J.
On Sunday, June 17, at approximately 4:20 p.m., the Norristown Borough Police responded to 1218 Arch Street, for a “9-1-1” call of a reported double murder and found two deceased victims in the second floor front bedroom of the residence.
The residence 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 commenced after the bodies were found. Detectives from Montgomery County Detective Bureau’s Forensic Services Unit examined the scene, found evidence that at least one of the bodies had been moved, and 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 the areas had been cleaned.
Detectives sprayed the area with a chemical reagent designed to fluoresce in 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 the hallway of human blood.
On Sunday, June 17, Montgomery County Detectives spoke to the owners of 1218 Arch St. who told Detectives that they rent bedrooms to both the 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 to the front door 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” Marc with and that he would pay them. Desrivieres told the witness that he wanted a female to “lure” Marc to the Elmwood Park down by the creek so that he could rob him and, “take care of him permanently.”
On Friday, June 15, at about 4 a.m., Desrivieres came over to the residence of a witness. He had in his possession a back pack, lap top computer and cell phone, which the witness knew belonged to Marc because the items had been in the victim’s possession.
On Sunday, June 17, at around 2 p.m., Desrivieres spoke to a witness and asked to borrow $20 so that he could buy a bus ticket to New Jersey to visit his sick mother. The witness supplied the $20 dollars and walked to the Norristown Transportation Center where Desrivieres used his identification to purchase a one-way bus ticket to Newark, N.J.
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 went to a local pawn shop and discovered that on Saturday, June 15, at 1:23 p.m., 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 Monday, June 18, Montgomery County detective 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.
On Monday, June 18, 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., Desrivieres purchased a one-way bus ticket for $20 dollars to Newark, N.J.
Consequently, it is believed that the Defendant fled to Newark, N.J., on Sunday from Norristown Transportation Center via Greyhound/Bieber Bus Service, but may be in the Irvington, N.J., area as he has family ties to that region.
t is also believed that defendant is a member of the "Bloods" Gang from the Newark Region.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the apprehension of 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.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, Norristown Police Chief Russell Bono, Bridgeport Police Chief Zenny Martyniuk and Upper Merion Police Chief Tom Nolan announce the arrest Jack Pennington for felony drug violations.
In March, 2012, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office received an anonymous tip that Pennington, age 66, a retired Norristown Police Detective Sergeant, was engaged in illegal bookmaking and drug trafficking.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) initiated an investigation to determine the validity of the complaint.
NET utilized a variety of investigative methods in the course of the investigation, and on June 19, detectives conducted close physical surveillance on Pennington. Detectives followed Pennington who was operating his 2006 Cadillac CTS with a Fraternal Order of Police license plate.
On June 19, the investigation revealed that at 4:30 PM, Jack Pennington was going to meet his “supplier” of Methamphetamine at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. NET followed Pennington throughout the day and watched as he met with suspected drug customers before meeting his source of supply.
Pennington arrived at the Plymouth Meeting Mall at approximately 4:30 PM, and waited in his Cadillac sedan.
Pennington’s source of supply arrived and at 4:43 PM. Pennington exited his vehicle and leaned into the driver’s side door of the supplier’s vehicle, with both hands protruding through the window.
At this time, believing that a drug delivery occurred, detectives took Pennington into custody. Located at the scene was a paper bag, which was later determined to contain three ounces of Crystal Methamphetamine, and a large amount of cash ($6,961). The street value of this quantity of Crystal Methamphetamine is $17,000.
A search of Pennington revealed $9,470 cash and a “Retired” Norristown Police badge with “retired” credentials in his pants pockets.
A search warrant was executed on Pennington’s Cadillac sedan and recovered was a fully loaded Smith & Wesson .38 caliber handgun; $1,505.00 United States currency; three cellular phones; 2 digital scales for weighing drugs; numerous empty and unused drug bags for packaging drugs; and an undetermined quantity of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine.
A search warrant was executed on Pennington’s residence at 375 Ross Road, Upper Merion Township and seized were four handguns; ammunition; miscellaneous police memorabilia; drug paraphernalia including empty and unused bags for packaging drugs; evidence of illegal bookmaking, and $1,500 in cash.
Pennington was arraigned this morning by Magisterial District Judge James Gallagher. Bail was set at $2 million - cash.
The preliminary hearing was scheduled for Friday, June 29, at 10 am, at Magisterial District Judge Gallagher’s Court located at 128 West Fourth Street in Bridgeport.
The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Montgomery County District Attorneys Narcotics Enforcement Team at (610) 278-3384.
Citizens with complaints about criminal activity, including drug violations, can contact the District Attorneys Office at www.montcopa.org/drugtaskforce. Or call the Tip Hotline by dialing (610) 278- DO IT. There is no requirement to leave your name. As with this case, all citizen tips will be evaluated and investigated.
Assistant District Attorneys Tonya W. Lupinacci and Nathan J. Schadler will prosecute this case.