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.
“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.
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.