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$100,000 reward in Ashburn A. Dawson’s murder

- National Security Council approves $95,000 for information in arresting the perpetrators
Mr Ashburn A. Dawson aka ‘Ashy’ (left) was fatally shot opposite the Sunday Morning Well in the capital Road Town on March 10, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the $100,000 reward will be paid only for substantial, provable information. Photo: VINO/File
According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the $100,000 reward will be paid only for substantial, provable information. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the death of Ashburn A. Dawson aka ‘Ashy’ of Carrot Bay, Tortola, friends and family have been pleading for the community to come forward with any information that can assist the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) to apprehend the person or persons responsible for his death.

And recently, the National Security Council approved a sum of $95,000 to be added to $5,000 that was provided by the family in June of this year to bring the total to a hefty $100,000.

This reward will be used for information given that will lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the individual or individuals responsible for the murder of Ashburn A. Dawson, who was gunned down in the area of the Sunday Morning Well on the night of March 10, 2017.

Despite the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s efforts in trying to solve the case, to date Mr Dawson’s killer remains at large.

The family of Mr Dawson is grateful to Government for providing the additional monies and hopes that persons who have information into Ashburn’s death would be encouraged to come forward and help to bring some level of closure in his tragic death.

Substantial and provable information

According to the RVIPF, the reward will be paid only for substantial, provable information. Officers of the Major Crime Team, who are conducting the murder investigation, will evaluate the information and determine if its value warrants the payment of all or a percentage of the $100,000.
“The information provided should support existing and ongoing inquiries by the team. A portion of the reward may be given for information which advances the investigation to the next level. The ultimate decision on payment will rest with the Commissioner of Police,” a police press release today, August 28, 2017 stated.

Persons with information can contact the Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Joe Goff or one of his team directly at 368-9809. All information will be treated sensitively and with the highest level of confidence.

Since the beginning of the year, seven persons have been murdered in the Virgin Islands. They are Sherika Nelson, David ‘Mooney’ Springette, Alston E. Penn, Frankie P. Fahie, Shaun H. Richards and Jefferson Joseph.

20 Responses to “$100,000 reward in Ashburn A. Dawson’s murder”

  • Just saying (28/08/2017, 12:23) Like (4) Dislike (58) Reply
    No one will talk
  • Check the prison (28/08/2017, 14:20) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
    Check the prison. If it turned out that someone in the prison was let out to do this, heads have to roll. Most of the people getting killed, it is prisoners getting out to do it. Those greedy Prison guards is selling themselves to the prisoners for a few dollars.
    • So true (28/08/2017, 16:32) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
      @Check the prison, I believe that. I do believe that the young man was killed by someone from inside that prison. The inmates go out to party, rob people business, have sex, kill people, do drug deals you name it.
  • Hmm (28/08/2017, 14:44) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    nobody gonna talk
  • SOB (28/08/2017, 16:29) Like (15) Dislike (7) Reply
    Check the sea cows bay cemetery
    RIP Ashy
  • Concern Citizen (28/08/2017, 19:19) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    If these comments are true someone has a duty to report this to the authorities. You would become apart of the solution to the greaving parents and helping to make our community a better and safer place. Thanks
  • Honestly (28/08/2017, 22:13) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ashburn, I wish I knew who killed you. I will talk at no cost at all. The truth must come to light.
  • sad (28/08/2017, 23:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ash is literally dancing with
    His killer. RIP my youths.
  • one eye (29/08/2017, 09:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Maybe he was in the wrong place at the wrong time
  • ... (29/08/2017, 09:19) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Check the prison! Same way we offer money for people on the outside, maybe we can offer non violent criminals a reduced sentence for talking!.. Justice must be served!
  • Rat (29/08/2017, 17:44) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Love or fear alone will make someone talk not money put enough fear in a man you'll hear real talk but if a man got love for u he'll talk but not to the police to the family
  • Lurr (30/08/2017, 22:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    BONGO willy T or Wah:)
  • B Savage (31/08/2017, 10:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Chiiiiiiit I'm TELLING for that can switch your life up in these times. Snitches get stitches LOL you have to know I'm snitching 1st. I AM DOING A REPORT FIR THAT SUM!
  • Strups (01/09/2017, 17:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Same person what killed him got held and released.... baseball bat

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