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Jahkim Santiago’s Body Found Floating In Water Near Good Hope Beach: VIPD

FREDERIKSTED — Police are investigating the discovery of a body floating in the water near Good Hope Beach this morning, authorities said.

Police responded after the 911 Emergency call came in at 9:15 a.m. today and found “a lifeless male in the water,” the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Police and the St. Croix Medical Examiner respond to Good Hope Beach where the body of Jahkim E. “Jahks” Santiago was found in the water. Photo courtesy of VIPD.

“When the body was retrieved from the water, detectives found that the male had suffered multiple gunshot wounds,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

The victim was identified by next of kin as 28-year-old Jahkim E. Santiago, according to the VIPD.

Jahkim “Jahks” Santiago on Facebook.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death, Derima said.

In January 2019, the VIPD said that Santiago was one of two persons of interest in the New Year’s Day shooting death of 34-year-old Joseph Brow at the Coconut Night Club in Mount Pleasant.

This case is currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).

Anyone who has any information on this homicide is urged to call 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or the paying anonymous tip line 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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