The bodies of the two men who died in what the police have so far only described as “tragic isolated incident” were found in separate locations.
This is the latest information from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) who has also released the names of the deceased men.
They are Rodney Simmonds, Sr of Threadfall and Andrew Skeritt of Carrot Bay.
“Simmonds was found and pronounced dead at his home in Threadfalls while the body of Skerritt was found and pronounced dead at his home in Carrot Bay,” the RVIPF reported.
“Detectives are continuing their investigations into the circumstances which led to their deaths. Therefore, the RVIPF is unable to give any more details at this time,” RVIPF stated Friday night.
Not officially ruled as a homicide so far
While there have been multiple reports of a shooting and that at least one of the men was murdered, the police have not officially ruled any of Friday’s deaths as a homicide.
However, indications from the RVIPF’s Communication Unit are that the matter is in the hands of “homicide detectives”.
According to police, Friday’s incident has “no threat to the wider community”.
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