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2013 Frederiksted Murder, 2017 St. Thomas Murder are Crime Stoppers Focus This Week

Crime Stoppers Offers up to $10,000 Cash Reward for Information Leading to Arrest of Individuals Responsible for:
● recent or past homicides on St. Thomas, St. Croix, or St. John,
● involvement in government corruption,
● manufacturing and/or distributing drugs: cocaine, fentanyl, marijuana,
● trafficking guns.

On November 18, 2013 a 42-year-old man, identified by Government House as V.I. National Guard Staff Sergeant David Francois, was fatally shot on a Frederiksted beach. Police were notified of the incident at about 2:30 p.m. when a woman called the Wilbur Francis Command, Zone B at Estate Hannah’s Rest in Frederiksted. According to the police report, the woman said she and her husband were swimming near the Target Wall beach, which is not far from the Vincent Mason Coral Beach Pool when her husband decided to get out of the water. The wife said she remained in the water for a while. When she went to where her husband was, she found him unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. When she contacted police she told them that she did not hear any gunshots and did not see people or vehicles in the area.

On January 4, 2017 at about 10:27 a.m. St. Thomas Police responded to reports of a gunshot victim in the area of Estate Thomas. The shot man was taken to the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital via ambulance. He was later identified as 23-year-old Lenny Hedrington Jr., who was shot once in the head and succumbed to his injuries.

Please help police solve these cold case crimes with any information you can provide.
Submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersvi.org or www.P3Tips.com.


You can also submit an anonymous tip at www.crimestoppersvi.org or www.P3Tips.com

Check the status of your tips frequently for updated reward information.

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