WECT-TV spoke with the hotel manager there. Vee Patel said Hill checked into the hotel, alone, on Sunday morning. Patel said none of the employees ever saw Graham. Checkout time at the hotel is 11 a.m., and housekeeping knocked on the room door several times. After no response, they went inside and found an unconscious woman and called 911. Patel said there was blood in the room.
Hill was held in the Brunswick County Detention Center without bond following his first court appearance this week. According to District Attorney Jon David, Hill was given a court-appointed attorney after filling out an affidavit of indigency.
In 2017, Hill won a $10-million lottery prize after purchasing an Ultimate Millions scratch-off ticket. After winning the lottery, he reportedly went back to the store where he bought the ticket and gave $2,000 to the woman who sold him the winning ticket.