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Crime of the Week: 3-Year-Old Missing Person Case

The anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, seeks the public’s help to resolve a cold missing person case, and a two-year-old homicide.

Leonard Frederick, missing since 2016. (VIPD photo)
Leonard Frederick, missing since 2016. (VIPD photo)

St. Croix: Leonard Frederick was last seen Aug. 3, 2016, at his home on Company Street in Christiansted. He was reported missing on Aug. 5, 2016.
Frederick was 83 years old when he disappeared and was diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease. He is known to have frequented the area of Company Street and Market Square and wander the Christiansted Town area.

Police do not know the type of clothes he worse when he disappeared, but noted that he wears glasses.

St. Thomas: At about 9:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 2017, St. Thomas Police responded to reports of shots fired near Home Depot, and a male on the ground. Arriving at the scene, officers found an unresponsive black man who was lying face down with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his upper body. Emergency medical technicians arrived and pronounced the victim dead.

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The male was later identified as 48-year-old Don A. Richards of Anna’s Retreat.

Anyone with information on the Crime Of The Week cases can call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS) or submit a tip online at www.P3tips.com or www.crimestoppersvi.org. Callers will be issued a confidential PIN and are encouraged to check back frequently for reward eligibility. Information that leads to the resolution of a case can make the tipster eligible for an anonymous reward.

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