The anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, is offering $10,000 rewards for tips leading to the arrest in two murders that took place several years ago in the territory. According to the Crime Stoppers news release:
– Ivor James Jr., a 20-year-old also known as “King James,” of Estate Mt. Pleasant, was working as a security guard at the Carambola Hotel when he was shot and killed sometime between 1 and 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 26, 2009. According to police reports, the V.I. Police Department received a report Sunday morning of a body that had sustained multiple gunshot wounds near Carambola Hotel. He was last seen by co-workers alive at his post around 1 a.m. and his body was found approximately 200 yards from the hotel entrance at around 6:30 a.m.
– David “Donut” Payne Jr. was a 30-year-old father of four, a son, husband, brother and an educated Virgin Islander. He was an elementary school teacher at the Ulla Muller Elementary School where he touched many young lives. At about 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, David was shot multiple times about the body outside of his Anna’s Retreat residence.
“We are humbly asking anyone with information relative to this case to help us bring David’s assailants to justice by sharing what you know about this crime,” the news release says.
Anyone with information on the Crime of the Week cases or any other crime can call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS) or submit a tip online at www.P3tips.com or www.crimestoppersvi.org.
Callers will be issued a confidential PIN and are encouraged to check back frequently for reward eligibility. Information that leads to the resolution of a crime can qualify the caller for an anonymous cash reward.