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Crimestoppers USVI Offers Double Reward Money On Homicide Cold Cases

CHRISTIANSTED — All tips regarding the following cold cases will be forwarded to the Virgin Islands Police Department’s federal partnersS for follow-up.

Crime Stoppers USVI will pay double reward moneyS for information on cold cases leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for these heinous acts.

● In 2008, on St. Croix, Shadrach Frett was the victim of multiple gunshot wounds while a patient at the Juan Luis Hospital.

● Jumo Ritter was the victim of a homicide in 2008 at the Kingshill Bus Shanty, St. Croix. 

 ● Craig Thurston Liburd was the victim of a homicide in the vicinity of Frederiksted Cemetery in 2008.

● In 2013, Earl Charles was identified by remains discovered in a burnt vehicle on St. Croix. 

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, at approximately 4:31 p.m., the 911 Call Center received a call reporting a male in the Tutu High Rise Housing Community, St. Thomas, who had sustained a gunshot wound to his body.

The male was transported to Schneider Regional Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. The male was identified as 29-year-old Akeem Lettsome.

Please submit any information regarding these homicides to Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your tip online at or at 

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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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