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Two Charged With Murder in Belle Plains Mystery

By KJ Mushung March 30, 2013 12:43 pm

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 By KJ MUSHUNG

Stuart Lee Sullivan is one of two suspects in the murder of Plaster.

Stuart Lee Sullivan is one of two suspects in the murder of Plaster.

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. – The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two suspects in the death of the person whose remains were found on the property of 881 Belle Plains Road in Stafford County on March 21.

In a press release, the sheriff’s office identified the human remains as those of Jason Plaster, a resident of Stafford County who was reported missing by family members in July of 2007. Plaster was 31 years old when he was reported missing.

The two suspects are William “Bill” Joseph Hughes, age 44, of 39 Mickelson Lane in Stafford, and Stuart Lee Sullivan, age 49, of 1 North Jenny Lane in Fredericksburg.

Both men have been charged with one count of first degree murder and one count of the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. They are being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

Hughes was arrested as his place of employment, Scooter’s Works on Cambridge Street in south Stafford at 7 p.m., March 29. Sullivan was arrested at the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office shortly after 6 p.m., the same night.

William Joseph Hughes is one of two suspects in the murder of Plaster.

William Joseph Hughes is one of two suspects in the murder of Plaster.

Bill Kennedy, public information officer of the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, would not say how the remains were determined to be Plaster. He did say that Plaster died of gunshot wounds.

The investigation began when a search warrant was carried out at the Belle Plains Road property on March 14. While there, detectives arrested Dennis Paul Benzie, 58, for drug and gun-related charges. Stafford County courts system lists 12 charges so far. Dennis’ wife, Sheila Benzie, is listed in land records as being the sole owner of the property. However, she died of cancer on Jan. 11 at Mary Washington Hospital, according to Major David Decatur of the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office and an obituary on the website of Covenant Funeral Home.

Law enforcement officials have not said whether Benzie is also a suspect. Kennedy said the only suspects they have are the two who were arrested.

Additional charges are pending in this case.

 

The remains of Jason Plaster were found on the property of 881 Belle Plains Road. [Photo: Mary Davidson / Potomac Local News]

The remains of Jason Plaster were found on the property of 881 Belle Plains Road. [Photo: Mary Davidson / Potomac Local News]

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  • http://google Paige Junnell Plaster

    This man is my father. these two men are not humans they are MONSTERS. Come on people! think about it they ruined my life. My FAMILY. Do they deserve to live? absolutely not! do you agree? email me.

    • Zak

      Paige,

      im a long time friend of your mothers, im so sorry to hear about your father, i knew him when i was a child and i would like to say he was always there for you kids and loved yall with every inch of him and would’ve killed for yall as well, im happy that the guys who had done this are put in jail, im sorry for what you have gone through, i know it is very hard, but if you need anyone to talk to, please find me on facebook, twitter, something. I will not hesitate to talk to you about anything, if you have any questions, please dont be afraid to contact me.

    • https://www.facebook.com/gypsy123176 Christy

      Paige, I have been worried sick about you kids. I don’t know how these newspaper links work but if it will post my info, please contact me. Here is my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/gypsy123176 and my phone number is 410-282-0252. Please contact me.
      Aunt Christy

  • Antes

    Paige,
    I am so sorry hun, I pray for you and your two siblings. Please feel free to email me.