The body of a woman found Sunday evening in a hotel in downtown Charlotte Amalie has been identified, police confirmed. The woman was an employee named Maria Elizabeth Jose Ramos, age 47.
According to police, at about 8:45 pm. Sunday officers of the Criminal Investigation Bureau were called to Windward Passage hotel as a result of the discovery of an unresponsive female.
Officers and emergency medical technicians on the scene found the female in one of the hotel’s room. From a preliminary investigation, police determined that the guests occupying that room discovered Ramos, who was unresponsive, in their room after returning at approximately 8 p.m.
Medical personnel on the scene confirmed that the woman displayed no vital signs and declared her dead. The cause of death is unknown, pending the results of an official autopsy.
Police urged anyone with information about the incident to contact the VIPD at 340-774-2211 ext. 5617, the Major Crime Unit at 340-714-9830, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-714-9807, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.