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VIPD Responds To D.O.A in St. Thomas Waters on East End

September 07, 2019

ST. THOMAS – On Saturday, September 7, 2019 at approximately 4:45 p.m., Virgin Islands Police Department patrol officers from the Mariel C. Newton Command, members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau, along with Emergency Medical Technicians responded to a 911 call of a body discovered on a vessel in the Saga Haven area on St. Thomas.

Upon arrival, officers observed and encountered a Caucasian male who was hanging from a rope tied to the boom of the vessel. Emergency Medical Technicians on the scene confirmed that the male displayed no vital signs. Preliminary investigation did not show any signs of foul play on the scene where the vessel was anchored between the Compass Point and Saga Haven Marinas.

Detectives will rely on the medical professionals, who will determine the cause of death, pending the completion of an autopsy. The identity of the Caucasian male is being withheld until proper notification of the next of kin can be achieved.

This case is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Anyone having any information about this or any other crime please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340)774-2211 ext. 5617, Major Crime Unit at (340)714-9830 or the Criminal Investigation Bureau (340)714-9807. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or 911.

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