The past couple of months have been trying for Orlando District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill. Her 24-year-old daughter died under suspicious circumstances Friday afternoon, just one month after both of her sons were arrested during a drug raid at her home.
At around 12:50 p.m., Hill’s daughter, Arvonni DeBose, was in need of medical attention and was taken to a hospital where she later died, Orlando Sentinel reported. Details surrounding her death are not clear at this time, but Tallahassee police have said her death was “unattended,” which means she was healthy prior to her passing. An autopsy will be performed on DeBose.
Hill took to Facebook to share a message about her daughter’s death.
“God you gave me my beautiful baby girl for 24 years,” wrote Hill, who was elected in May 2014. “Vonni you bought me such joy. Now [you’re an] angel in heaven. Your mommy will love you forevermore. The grave can’t separate our love! Pray for my family during our loss.”
The commissioner’s executive aide, J.R. Felton Sr., released a statement saying that Hill “asks that everyone remain prayerful as the family prepares for her daughter’s homegoing services.”
This tragedy is coming just one month after Hill’s two sons, 26-year-old Omari Nembhard and 27-year-old Rakeem Hill, were arrested in a police raid at Hill’s home on July 17. During the raid, authorities reportedly seized 60 grams of methamphetamine, 37 grams of cocaine, 152 grams of marijuana, and two semi-automatic firearms — with one having been stolen.
Nembhard and Mr. Hill, who both have previous criminal records, were booked in an Orange County jail, but have since been released while they await a trial. The brothers are facing decades in prison if convicted of their charges.
Hill was not at home during the raid, according to Daily Mail. She faces no charges in the incident.
Police say they are now questioning witnesses in DeBose’s death and processing evidence. Authorities ask that anyone who has any information about the incident leading to the death of Hill’s daughter call CrimeStoppers at 850-574-8477.