By Traci Chapman
Two arrests have been made in connection with the April disappearance of a Piedmont-area teen.
Chadd Raymond, 16, and 16-year-old Chloe Thomas were arrested over the weekend and charged with the first degree murder of 16-year-old Anne Hill, said Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow, Oklahoma City Police Department assistant public information officer. Raymond and Thomas both listed Oklahoma City addresses; although they were minors, because of the severity of the crimes with which they were charged their names were released, officials said.
Hill was last seen April 11. Officials with Piedmont Police Department said although the youth has been listed in media reports as a Piedmont resident, she actually lived in Oklahoma City limits, which necessitated investigation of the case by Oklahoma City police.
Very little information was available about Thomas and Raymond as of press time. Thomas voluntarily went into Oklahoma City police headquarters Friday afternoon, where she was interviewed and arrested, Wardlow said. Raymond was arrested at his northwest Oklahoma City residence Saturday morning.
A criminal probable cause action was filed Monday against Thomas and a miscellaneous criminal case filed against Raymond in Oklahoma County District Court, according to Oklahoma State Courts Network. Both filings were initial steps in moving forward with action against the pair, officials said. District Judge Donald Deason on Monday denied bail for Thomas.
Media reports circulated Tuesday concerning court documents allegedly filed in the case. Oklahoma County prosecutors and investigators both said additional details concerning the now suspected murder and arrests were not yet available.
“The investigation is ongoing,” investigators said. “To protect the integrity of the investigation, we will not be able to discuss further details at this time and appreciate your understanding.”
Hill was an honor student at Casady School and was last seen by her mother when she left her Piedmont area home to see a movie at a friend’s house, Lori Hill said. Hill’s car was found April 16 in Edmond; the teen was last seen in the north Oklahoma City/Edmond area about midnight the night she disappeared, investigators said.
Raymond and Thomas both attended Edmond Public Schools. On Monday, the district posted a message concerning their arrest.
“’Edmond Public Schools is shocked and saddened to learn that current student, Chadd Raymond, and former student Chloe Thomas, were each arrested on murder complaints this past weekend in connection with the disappearance of Piedmont teenager, Anne Hill,” EPS posted on its website. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Hill’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time.”
Wardlow asked anyone with additional information that could aid investigators contact the homicide tip line at (405) 297-1200.