Crime of the Week: Crime Stoppers Seeks Help on Pair of 2018 Homicides

A pair of homicides that occurred a year ago are at the center of attention this week for Crime Stoppers USVI’s Crime of the Week.

St. Croix – On Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, police discovered the body of 67-year-old Joseph Mark Graffis in the Little La Grange area of Frederiksted, after a welfare check was conducted as requested by a concerned citizen. Neighbors became concerned after hearing several shots fired two days earlier. Graffis was discovered near his home with what appeared to be bullet wounds to his body, according to police.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for this homicide.

St. Thomas – At about 1:53 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, the 911 call center received a call of shots fired in the Bovoni Housing Community. Units from the Mariel C. Newton Command traveled to Bovoni Housing Community and discovered the lifeless body of Harim Prince, who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds about his body and was pronounced dead on the scene.

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 or 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 cash reward.

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