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St. Croix’s A’shyra Sweeney Found Shot To Death In Estate La Vallee Wednesday

CANE BAY — A St. Croix woman was shot to death in La Vallee in the early morning hours on Wednesday.

A’shyra Sweeney, 22, of Estate La Vallee was found unresponsive by police after someone called the 911 Emergency Call Center at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“The victim was transported to the Juan Luis Hospital where she was pronounced dead by the physician in the JFL Emergency room,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

On Facebook, Sweeney said she works at Wendy’s and lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Sweeney said on her Facebook page that she is from Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. But friends say she grew up on St. Croix.

This case is under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau’s Major Crime Unit as a suspicious death at this time, pending the Medical Examiner’s finding, Dratte said.

The CIB Bureau is asking anyone with information about this incident please call the CIB at 340-778-2211, the anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 or 911.

A’shyra Sweeney on Facebook.

A’shyra Sweeney on MySpace.
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John McCarthy

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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.


  1. afterwhilecrocodile
    April 7, 2019 at 1:35 PM — Reply

    Is she related to Jakwan Sweeney 21, who was allegedly arrested for trying to deal 11 pounds of cocaine on St. Croix?

    • April 7, 2019 at 3:51 PM — Reply

      Let’s hope the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is on top of that.

      • Levana Laster
        April 8, 2019 at 12:59 AM — Reply

        Wow any updates?

      • Melissa
        April 10, 2019 at 11:45 AM — Reply

        I really hope they get to the bottom of this and find who did it. It’s terrible to hear of two women shot in recent months and no news of finding suspects. So many beautiful people in St Croix and want to hear about those stories! No more of these sad crimes. What is being done to get guns away from bad people?

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