- Written by Tradewinds Staff
The victim was found in this modern, cliffside rental home on the East End of St. John.
PRIVATEER BAY — An insurance company owner from Nashville, Tennessee, Edward H. Netherland, was found dead with a head wound Tuesday morning, November 18, in his isolated rental home at the farthest reach of the undeveloped luxury subdivision at Privateer Bay on the East End of St. John.
“I saw him Monday afternoon,” the owner of property in the same undeveloped subdivision as the lone rental house told St. John Tradewinds newspaper. “The next morning the girl came to clean up and he was slumped over dead between the bed and the outside wall.”
“It looked like a tussle and they hit him or he hit his head,” the neighboring property owner told Tradewinds. “It wasn’t like (the house) was ransacked – his wallet was gone; his watch was gone.”
“I don’t think they knew he was there,” the long-time St. John resident surmised. “This guy didn’t go out.”
“This is an isolated spot,” the neighboring property owner said of the modern house which hangs off a cliff on the north shore of Privateer Point on the East End of St. John with a porch cantilevered far above the shoreline overlooking Tortola.”
“He was renting,” the property owner said. “He never locked his doors. He was on the phone 10 hours a day,”