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VIPD: Third Murder In 10 Days Happens In Frenchtown St. Thomas

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Monday, February 29, 2016 at 9:51pm, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of gunfire in the area of Honduras, located Frenchtown.

Upon arrival to the scene, contact was made with an unresponsive Hispanic male lying motionless on the ground at the east of Addelita Cancryn Junior High School, who’d sustained multiple gunshot wounds about the body.

The victim was later identified as twenty-four (24) year old, Jeffrey Velasquez of Honduras, St. Thomas.



Anyone with information concerning this homicide is asked to phone the Major Crimes Unit at 340-714-923 extension 5617, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-714-9807 extension 5556, the Office of the Chief of Police at 340-774-2211 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI at 800-222-8477

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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