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The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is offering a reward of $50,000 for information that will assist in establishing the facts behind the unexplained death of Ashley Turnbull. Turnbull was found dead on undeveloped land at Soldier's Hill by a resident on September 6, 2010, two years ago.
"The Royal Virgin Islands Police are offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information that assists in establishing the facts behind the unexplained death of Ashley Turnbull. Lesser rewards will also be paid for information that assists the Police in advancing the investigation. All reward payment amounts will be decided upon by the Commissioner of Police," Police stated today.
Turnbull was reported missing to the Police on Thursday, September 2, 2010, having last been seen on Sunday, August 29 2010 in Meyers.
A post mortem was conducted by Dr. Bruce Hyma, Chief Medical Examiner for Miami Dade County, but the cause of death was undetermined.
Acting Detective Superintendent Charles commented on the reward.
"We are offering a reward to encourage those with information to come forward. Mr. Turnbull was known to be a gentle man who lived a simple life. He had a large number of friends. What happened to him remains a mystery."
According to Police, Turnbull was known to meet friends at Rudy's Bar at Meyers, which was close to his home.
Acting Detective Superintendent Charles added, "We are seeking any information that will help us explain what happened to Mr. Turnbull. We feel that with the closeness of the local community, that somebody might well know something that would advance the investigation. We want people to come forward and help us."
All information will be treated in the strictest in confidence. Attention was also drawn to the Witness Protection Scheme introduced under the Justice Protection Act 2011.
People with information are asked to contact Detectives from the Specialist Investigation Unit on 468 2718, any Police Officer or, in complete and guaranteed anonymity, Crimestoppers.