Couple charged in death of child

September 4, 2018



The City of Hopewell, Virginia

Hopewell Police Department
Greg Taylor, Interim Chief of Police

September 03, 2018

For Further Information Contact: Lieutenant Paul Intravia
Criminal Investigations Unit – (804) 541-2222
Release Number: 2018-090318

Couple charged in death of child

[Hopewell, VA] – On September 02, 2018, at approximately 9:31 pm, Officers responded to the 400 block of N 8th Ave. in reference to a juvenile that had been discovered deceased in his residence. Upon arrival officers located a deceased 13 year old male juvenile. Through a joint investigation with Hopewell Police Department and the Hopewell Department of Social Services, the couple who cohabitated together, were charged in this incident. The deceased has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) for autopsy. The Police Department and the Department of Social Services will continue to investigate this case.

The mother Amy FaJohn 36, of Hopewell was charged and arrested with 1st degree murder and felony child neglect. Anthony Saunders 34, of Hopewell was charged with felony child neglect.

The Hopewell Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this matter, and is further requesting that any person(s) who may have information in reference to this incident, contact Lead Detective Benjamin Ransom at (804) 541-2222. You can also contact the Hopewell Prince George Crime solvers program hotline at 541-2202 or use the p3tips app.


Amy Fajohn


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