Police Identify First Murder Victim As 39-Year-Old Lance Stapleton of St. Thomas
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) has identified the man who became the first person murdered in St Thomas in 2018.
Lance Stapleton, 39, was discovered dead with multiple gunshot wounds near Kirwan Terrace at 5:38 p.m. last Friday in Lindbergh Bay.
The VIPD withheld Stapleton’s name from the public until Thursday to notify next of kin.