Cleveland Hill is maybe dead

So someone sent a message to the Charley Project’s Facebook page to say that Cleveland Hill, who is the prime suspect in the disappearances of Margaret DashRetha Hiers and Donyelle Johnson, has died. He was never charged in any of the women’s cases.

I found an obituary for a Cleveland Hill Jr. who died last month, but I don’t think it’s the right one, as the state is wrong and so is the date. My informant (who might be a relative of Hill’s; they have the same surname) says he died earlier this week in Virginia.

So consider this info unconfirmed, but I don’t have any particular reason to doubt it.

Hill was totally a serial killer. NO ONE is so unlucky that not one, not two, but three of their girlfriends disappear without a trace and under suspicious circumstances over a fifteen-year period. And Hill had a documented history of violence; he did time for assault after he shot his wife and mother-in-law.

17 thoughts on “Cleveland Hill is maybe dead

  1. Pogo a Go Go March 14, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    If and when an obituary shows up, it will probably be listed here:

    I found an address for the Cleveland Hill you are talking about. A bankruptcy document has an address in Gladstone, Virginia:

    Maybe I will send a few messages to media in the area to see if anyone is interested. If an obituary is published online, a FOIA request with FBI is plausible. Considering that this guy is suspected in disappearances in multiple states, I would assume there is a file on him somewhere.

  2. Cyndi Abell April 12, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    My husband and I bought the land next door to Cleveland Hill Jr. in Appomattox, Va. last August. He was the prior owner before it was foreclosed on. When we visited the land in October of 2017, there were numerous dog pens with at least 6 Rottweilers. It was a bit scary and we became concerned so we checked into who owned them and their history, hence how we became aware of this mans history in Florida. We had not visited the property again until March 17th this year in which we took inlaws to see the land. We were taken aback because a large Rottweiler was running free and although it seemed friendly, was still LOOSE. We saw no people about. We left immediately and did not go back until yesterday (4/11/18 with our guns in tow this time). All the dog pens were empty and no vehichles were in drive as before. The house looked deserted. I told my hubby it looked like Hill had moved or died.
    I will check with local police and etc. to see what more I can find out.
    There is so much more I found out about this person and more that I suspect but this is not the place to discuss it. Needless to say, I am the mother of a murdered son and I was very concerned about living next to this man.

    • Amy December 25, 2020 / 6:44 pm

      Mr.Hill was a Great Man. He was always good to everyone. I never feared him for one minute and he was great to our little ones.

      • rebecca February 3, 2023 / 11:17 am

        please stfu amy do you think this is the time or place

  3. April Dilworth September 27, 2018 / 8:32 am

    He was my uncle and I know a lot concerning this situation

    • Pikachu December 16, 2018 / 4:54 pm

      Well? Tell us!!

      • Tashyra December 29, 2018 / 12:16 pm

        Please tell us. Margaret Dash was my grandmother whom I never had the opportunity to meet (my father was her son). My dad was murdered back in 2007 3 days before I gave birth to my daughter. He never had any closure. Her youngest daughter, my aunt, passed in March, still with no closure. PLEASE HELP!!!

  4. Tashyra December 29, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    Please help!! Margaret Dash was my grandmother whom I never had an opportunity to meet. Her son, my father, was murdered in 2007, 3 days before I gave birth to my daughter. Her youngest daughter, my aunt, passed in March of this year, still without closure. Please help my family. We’ve been through so much!

    • Tashyra December 29, 2018 / 12:21 pm

      Sorry to post twice. I didn’t think it went through the first time.

  5. Paul May 8, 2019 / 3:08 pm

    I found a minister in Richmond, Virginia going by the name Bishop Cleveland L. Hill of the New Beginning Tabernacle Ministries. There is one video on youtube of him giving a sermon ( ).

    This may be a different Cleveland Hill… but I think it’s worth a look. If you do a google search and youtube search for his churchs name or search “Bishop Cleveland L. Hill” you’ll find him.

    • Meaghan May 8, 2019 / 3:09 pm

      I have since verified that the possible serial killer Cleveland Hill is dead. I don’t know if he was a minister; I certainly hope not.

      • Amy December 25, 2020 / 6:58 pm

        You need to stop. Cleveland Hill Jr. was not a murderer.

  6. Elaine Dash Wade June 5, 2019 / 1:32 pm

    I am the oldest daughter of Margaret Dash and it has been confirmed that Cleveland Hill Jr. is dead. He was living in Virginia and it’s my understanding this is where he died. My Mother’s case is still unresolved. Cleveland was given a chance before he died to give my family closure concerning my Mom and he declined. I know this because the detectives working on my Mom’s case flew to his home in Virginia to give him a chance to confess advising they knew he was dying they just wanted closure for families involved but he would not cooperate. I always knew he was the DEVIL himself but he knew he was dying and refused to tell the truth. As my niece said in a different post my brother and youngest sister have passed on without any closure. I do know God will have the final say concerning Cleveland Hill Jr.

  7. bethcolman June 16, 2019 / 3:05 am

    Can anyone involved in these disappearances who is willing to talk please email me? I have a podcast (Case Remains) and am making an episode about Margaret, Retha and Donyelle. I would love more information about these women to help share their stories and make sure they are not forgotten. I’m not sure if I can write an email address here but you can find it on my website. Thank you.

  8. T prelop February 26, 2020 / 1:46 pm

    I am a ex wife to his Grand son…. The whole family has issues with those demons… I was told by on of his children that he ground the lady’s up and fed them to his dogs…. He owned the local meat market in largo Florida… The whole family sick… 😢😢😢

    • Cleve grandbaby July 16, 2020 / 11:54 pm

      you Married what grandson because he has none that are married being that I am the second grandchild I would know you people get on her with your comments about my grandfather but he was never charged never he did his time for his crimes and it’s not murder T prelop did you make kids with cleve grandson before or after you heard the stories lier I hate people like you show me proof before you speak I forgot you can’t because the police didn’t have any

      • Amy December 25, 2020 / 6:52 pm

        I agree Cleve Grandson. I knew your Grandfather and he was a awesome Man. I would love to talk to you sometime. Don’t let these people upset you.

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