VIPD: ‘No Foul Play’ With Dead Deon Stephens Found Floating In Cruz Bay Harbor
CRUZ BAY — Police do not suspect foul play in connection with the body of a man found floating in the St. John harbor here early this morning.
Deon “Physco” Stephens, 43, of Detroit, Michigan was identified by family members as the dead man, police and social media sources said.
About 7 a.m. today concerned citizens called the 911 Emergency Call Center to report that a body was floating in the harbor near the customs dock in Cruz Bay, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.
Police and emergency support units immediately responded to the scene where they found Stephens, a Cruz Bay resident, floating in the harbor.
“Preliminary investigation indicates no signs of foul play at this time,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.
The discovery remains under active investigation pending the medical examiner’s findings after an autopsy on the body.
On Facebook, Stephens said that he is a former U.S. Army sergeant who has studied at the University of the Virgin Islands and Kean University.
If anyone has more information about this incident, they are asked to please call the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) at 340-774-2211, Crime Stoppers USVI 1-800-222-8477 or 911.