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VIPD Finds Dead Woman At ‘Popular’ St. Thomas Hotel … But Won’t Name The Hotel

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A woman was found dead inside a St. Thomas hotel room Sunday evening, authorities said.

Police and EMTs responded to the hotel in downtown Charlotte Amalie as a result of an unresponsive female in a guest room about 8:45 p.m. Sunday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau were called to the unnamed hotel to investigate a sudden death.

VIPD Investigators gathered from a preliminary investigation, that the guests occupying that room discovered the unresponsive female in their room after returning at approximately 8:00 p.m.

Emergency Medical Technicians on the scene confirmed that the woman had no vital signs and declared her officially dead. The cause of death is unknown, pending the results of an official autopsy.

In addition, the identity of the female is being withheld until proper notification of next of kin is achieved. This case remains under active investigation by the Major Crime Unit of the VIPD.

Anyone with information about this or any other crime please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340)774-2211 ext. 5617, Major Crime Unit at (340)714-9830 or the Criminal Investigation Bureau (340)714-9807. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or 911. We need your help and the entire community’s involvement.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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