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Autopsy Shows Stab Wound, Not Car, Killed St. Thomas Man

A stab wound to the heart, not a car accident, is what killed St. Thomas resident Malvin Van Beverhoudt on Dec. 4, according to a recent autopsy.

V.I. Police Department traffic detectives were notified that Van Beverhoudt was hit by a black Toyota Camry that evening near the former J. Antonio Jarvis School. The driver of the vehicle got out of his car and walked to the nearby Zone A Police Command to report the incident.

According to detectives, an autopsy on Van Beverhoudt revealed that he had a stab wound to the heart, and that he collapsed and died before being hit by the car. Witnesses in the area at the time of Van Beverhoudt’s death said they saw the victim arguing with an unknown male, who punched him and ran. Van Beverhoudt was said to have run after the person, but ended up collapsing on Hospital Gade soon after.

The case has been turned over to the Criminal Investigation Bureau for further investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to call detectives at 715-5522, 715-5551, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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A stab wound to the heart, not a car accident, is what killed St. Thomas resident Malvin Van Beverhoudt on Dec. 4, according to a recent autopsy.

V.I. Police Department traffic detectives were notified that Van Beverhoudt was hit by a black Toyota Camry that evening near the former J. Antonio Jarvis School. The driver of the vehicle got out of his car and walked to the nearby Zone A Police Command to report the incident.

According to detectives, an autopsy on Van Beverhoudt revealed that he had a stab wound to the heart, and that he collapsed and died before being hit by the car. Witnesses in the area at the time of Van Beverhoudt’s death said they saw the victim arguing with an unknown male, who punched him and ran. Van Beverhoudt was said to have run after the person, but ended up collapsing on Hospital Gade soon after.

The case has been turned over to the Criminal Investigation Bureau for further investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to call detectives at 715-5522, 715-5551, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.