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Police Investigate Apparent Suicide

Police on St. Thomas are investigating an apparent suicide that was discovered Saturday in Smith Bay, the V.I. Police Department reported.

According to the VIPD, the lifeless body of 32-year-old Ron Rivera was found by family members near an abandoned home in an overgrown area at Smith Bay. According to medical personnel, the victim may have died two to three days before it was discovered.

The family told police Rivera was last seen leaving his home on Jan. 15 and that family members had been searching for him. Police were notified of the discovery about 8:15 a.m. Saturday.

Investigators said an autopsy is pending. Police did not give any explanation of why they believe the death was a suicide.

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Police on St. Thomas are investigating an apparent suicide that was discovered Saturday in Smith Bay, the V.I. Police Department reported.

According to the VIPD, the lifeless body of 32-year-old Ron Rivera was found by family members near an abandoned home in an overgrown area at Smith Bay. According to medical personnel, the victim may have died two to three days before it was discovered.

The family told police Rivera was last seen leaving his home on Jan. 15 and that family members had been searching for him. Police were notified of the discovery about 8:15 a.m. Saturday.

Investigators said an autopsy is pending. Police did not give any explanation of why they believe the death was a suicide.