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Police Suspect Sleep Apnea May Have Led To Death Of Woman Living In Sapphire Resort on St. Thomas

DIED IN HER SLEEP? Police believe that a 55-year-old woman from the U.S. mainland may have died from sleep apnea. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) did not identify the woman who died. Police said they do not believe foul play was involved.

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A woman who died on an inflatable mattress in the condominium she was renting on St. Thomas might have died from a sleep disorder.

On Friday, June 23, 2017 at approximately 8:01 a.m., the Virgin Islands Police Department’s Major Crime Unit was dispatched to Sapphire Beach Resort Barbados Building relative to an unresponsive female.

When police arrived on the scene they said that they observed an unresponsive white female wearing a multi-color outfit and lying on a blowup bed on the floor in Estate Donoe, according to the VIPD.

The victim was examined by EMT’s who discovered she had no vital signs.

Police said that the woman’s next of kin have not been notified of her death. She was 55 years old.

It was reported that the victim suffered from sleep apnea.

This case is presently under investigation by the Major Crime unit any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5569 or (340) 714-9842 or the anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 they can also contact 911.

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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