Staunton man charged with murder of 2-year-old

Christopher S. Hoover, 23, of Staunton
Christopher S. Hoover, 23, of Staunton(Staunton Police Department)
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 10:08 PM EDT
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STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - On Monday, police in Staunton arrested and charged Christopher S. Hoover, 23, of Staunton with second-degree murder.

The Staunton Police Department is investigating the death of a two-year-old child that occurred on June 18 at a home on the north side of the city.

Police have confirmed the identity of the little girl to be 2-year-old Averianna May. Police say Hoover was a caregiver at the time.

Averianna May
Averianna May(Ronnie May)

Hoover is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information relating to this case is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at (540) 332-3842 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 322-2017.

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