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St. Thomas Man Who Was Stabbed In The Stomach Arguing With A Woman He Didn’t Know Dies After A Month From His Wounds

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St . Thomas man who was stabbed in the stomach last month while he was arguing with a woman that he did not know has died, according to police.

The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said it was notified on Saturday by hospital officials that the man had died about 12:32 p.m. on Friday.

The dead man’s name has not been released to the public pending notification of next of kin, the VIPD said.

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at about 6:10 p.m. officers traveled to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center Emergency Room to meet with an assault victim.

Upon arrival to the hospital, contact was made with the victim who stated that he was involved in a verbal altercation with an unknown female, when a male walked up to him and stabbed him.

The injured man went on to state that the male suspect fled the area on foot, while he later called 911 for an ambulance. The victim sustained a laceration to his abdomen and was admitted for further treatment.

Notification of next of kin and autopsy results are pending to determine the cause of death.

The Criminal Investigation Bureau is conducting the investigation and any information available is needed to assist in solving this case. Anyone with information about this incident is asked contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau in confidence at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5579 and 5556.

You can also contact 911, Crimestoppers USVI, the Chief’s office at (340) 715-5548 or the Commissioner’s office at (340) 715-5506.

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 50 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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