The police have not yet determined the cause of death of the male body found floating in waters near Village Cay on Thursday, April 29.
Law enforcers also said positive identification of the body is still being made.
However, the police’s Preliminary inquiries suggests that the deceased is 65-year-old Ryan Smolderen.
He is a native of South Africa who resided on the vessel Silent Wings dock at the marina.
“Smolderen was reported missing earlier in the day by a friend. Officers of Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Marine Unit, Virgin Islands Search and Rescue, Major Crime Team and Scenes of Crime attended the scene near Village Cay Marina yesterday afternoon,” the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force said in a media release on Friday.
“An unresponsive male was recovered floating in the water near the mangroves and taken to Marine Branch where he was pronounced dead,” tInvestigations are ongoing,” the police added.
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