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Suspicious Death in Peter’s Rest on St. Croix


Just before noon on July 4, a 911 call reported a dead body at a home in Estate Peter’s Rest on St. Croix.

According to police, when officers arrived, they saw the lifeless body of a Black man lying on the floor inside an apartment. The body was partially decomposed, and the matter in which it was found appeared to be suspicious in nature, the V.I. Police Department said in a press release.

The man’s identity is being withheld pending positive notification from next of kin, and the cause of death is also being withheld, pending further investigation, police said.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this suspicious death to contact police with information by calling 911, the Crime TipLine at 340-778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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