St. John Police Investigating Death

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The body of a St. John man was found Sunday morning, January 19, in an apartment on Boatman Road, according to a press release from the V.I. Police Department.

St. John Deputy Police Chief Maria Jones confirmed that police are investigating what has been listed as a suspicious death at an apartment on Boatman Point Road. 911 Emergency Dispatch notified police of the case at 9:55 a.m. on January 19.

The male victim was found dead in his apartment, the Deputy Chief reported. Major Crime and Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives were investigating and forensic agents were processing the scene Sunday, according to a press release from VIPD.

One Cruz Bay business owner described the victim as a regular customer he knew as James who had lived and worked on St. John for several years.

The man may have been dead several days when his body was found, according to the business owner.

Friends of the victim were at the Leander Jurgen Command in Cruz Bay on Sunday afternoon.

Investigators urge anyone who can assist them in determining the circumstances surrounding this death to call 714-9834, 715-5522, 911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.