A suspect in the deaths of two Virginia counselors allegedly held the two women against their will for at least 20 minutes before killing them and hiding their bodies, according to charging documents released by the Prince William County police.
Ronald Francis Dorsey, of Woodbridge, has been charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Erica Janelle Hickson, 37, and Lizeth Yadira Lopez, 36. Hickson and Lopez worked for Youth Quest Independent Living in the 12300 block of Pond Run Drive in Woodbridge, where Dorsey was enrolled in a program.
In the documents, investigators said Dorsey confessed to assaulting both women with the intent of raping them. Police said Hickson was held for 30 minutes and Lopez was held for 20 minutes by Dorsey before he said he killed them and concealed their remains.
Staff members at the complex reported Hickson went missing at some point during her shift during the early morning hours on Aug. 5, police said. Police found her body later that afternoon in a wooded area near Golf Side Circle, which is the same area where the suspect lives, police said.
On April 29, Lopez's body was discovered near a drainage ditch in the area of Cotton Mill Drive and Griffith Avenue in Woodbridge, not far from where Hickson's body was found, police said. Lopez was reported missing on April 19.
Dorsey has a court appearance scheduled for Oct. 3. Youth Quest Independent Living is a program affiliated with Richmond-based Intercept Youth Services.