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Four deaths awaiting Coroner’s report to determine cause – RVIPF

Four deaths awaiting Coroner’s report to determine cause – RVIPF

Investigators at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are classifying four recent deaths in the Virgin Islands (VI) as inconclusive following lengthy investigations by its Crime Division.

In a release today, June 23, 2021, the RVIPF said autopsy reports and full inquiries into the causes of death in the cases of Franklyn Malone, Andrew J. Skerritt, Waleid Kachhour, and Ryan Smolderen have not revealed any evidence that another person had been physically involved in bringing about the individuals’ demise.

In such cases, Detective Inspector Vernon Larocque says the Coroner will make the final determination.

Coroner will make a final determination - RVIPF Detectives


“Upon conclusion of these investigations, a file is submitted to the Coroner’s Office who will make the final determination. The Coroner will direct any further actions in these cases in order to be satisfied that no other person participated in bringing about the deaths of these individuals. However, any new evidence which may surface will be treated with urgency and resolve,” the Detective Inspector noted in the release.

On November 24, 2020, Malone’s decomposing was found in waters close to Fat Hogs Bay, Skerritt body was found at his home in Carrot Bay on February 5, 2021, single gunshot wound.

The body of Kachhour was found in the waters near the Valerie Thomas Community Centre in Sea Cows Bay in on February 19, 2021, with his hands and feet loosely tied and the body of Smolderen was found in the waters near Village Cay at the end of April.

The decomposing body of Franklyn Malone was found in waters at Fat Hogs Bay on, November 24, 2020.

Andrew J. Skerritt body was found at his home in Carrot Bay in early February with a single gunshot wound

The body of Walaid Kachhour was found in the waters near the Valerie Thomas Community Centre in Sea Cows Bay in late February 2021 with his hands and feet loosely tied.

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