11 North at White Oak

Henrico police are investigating the deaths of two homicide victims found at separate addresses in the 11 North at White Oak apartment community on North Laburnum Avenue.

Henrico County police on Tuesday identified the second homicide victim discovered Sunday at the 11 North at White Oak apartments.

Police said that Roma Harris, a 58-year-old Henrico man, was discovered about 1:08 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of North Laburnum Avenue.

Harris had been employed as a custodian at Donahoe Elementary School and before that had worked at other Henrico schools.

“From March 1997 to April 1999 he was a custodian at Brookland Middle School,” Henrico schools spokesman Andy Jenks said in an email. “He left us for a time and then in November 2012 he was rehired. He spent time at Highland Springs High School and then was at Donahoe ES since November 2013.”

“Donahoe will have counselors on hand for students who may need support as they grieve,” Jenks said.

The police on Monday identified the other man found dead at the apartment complex as Ralph Haskins Jr., 43.

His body was found about 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of North Laburnum Avenue.

Henrico police said they have no indication that the slayings are connected.

Haskins worked part-time at the Hyatt Place hotel near Richmond International Airport. An evening manager said he had worked there since August 2017 for several different departments including housekeeping.

The authorities are asking anyone with information about the investigations to call Henrico police at (804) 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.


(804) 649-6885

Staff writer Reed Williams contributed to this report.

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