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Unidentified Body Discovered In Waters By Inner Brass Island in St. Thomas on Sunday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police say they recovered human remains from the waters off the North Side of St. Thomas on Sunday afternoon.

The body — which was recovered near Hull Bay beach about 3:30 Sunday — could not be identified by gender, age or identification on the victim due to the state of the remains.

A concerned citizen called the 911 Emergency Call Center about 3 p.m. to report finding a dead body on a small island near Hull Bay, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Police units from the Richard N. Callwood Command the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) and the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) took a boat to Inner Brass Island.

“The partially decomposed body was retrieved and transported to the morgue at the Schneider Regional Medical Center,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said. ” The identity, gender and cause of death are undetermined at this time, pending an autopsy.”

The case is being investigated by the Major Crimes Unit, according to the VIPD.

Any person having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Police Department at (340) 774-2211, you can also contact 911 or Crimestoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477.

SEA QUEST: Virgin Islands Police Department officers prepare to put to sea a kayak from the Hull Bay boat launch Sunday evening as authorities attempt to recover an unidentified body in the water.
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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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