Police Seek Witnesses In Double Murder

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(PLTM) - Police Information Office - Press Release - May 19, 2024

Detectives of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force are urgently seeking witnesses or any information in relation to the double murder which occurred just after midnight on Friday, May 17.

Preliminary investigations reveal that both victims were outside a popular bar in the Huntums Ghut area when they were fatally shot. The circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown.

The deceased have been identified as Hispanic nationals 44-year-old Alix Montero Hernandez who resided in Fahie Hill and 33-year-old Amancio Vasquez Ramirez who resided in Sea Cows Bay.

Detectives are actively investigating the incident. In response, the RVIPF will increase its presence in the community with heightened patrols. Residents can expect to see more officers conducting house-to-house visits as part of the Force's commitment to ensuring public safety.

Governor Daniel Pruce visited the crime scene and commented, "This is terrible news. My thoughts are with the loved ones of the victims. I’m grateful to the RVIPF for their quick response, and I ask anyone with any information to contact the police as they take forward their investigation."

Acting Commissioner of Police Jacqueline Vanterpool states, "Our deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of the victims in this tragic incident. We understand the pain and grief this has caused, and the RVIPF is fully committed to doing everything possible to solve this crime and bring those responsible to justice. We are dedicated to restoring a sense of safety and security in our community."

Persons with any information about the incident are encouraged to contact the Crime Stoppers line at 800-8477 (TIPS) or, if overseas, at 1-284-800-8477. Alternatively, you can contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339. Regardless of how seemingly insignificant, every piece of information could advance the ongoing investigation. All information will be kept confidential.

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