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2 bodies found on Tortola yet to be identified

Outside the Road Town Police Station days after Hurricane Irma. Police say two bodies found are yet to be positively identified. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two bodies found on Tortola following hurricanes Irma and Maria have yet to be positively identified, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

One body, that of a male, was recovered from a ghut below Treadfalls on Monday, September 25, 2017.

The body of another male was found in the area of The Moorings on Wickhams Cay II on September 7, 2017, the day after Hurricane Irma devastated the Virgin Islands.

‘No positive Ids yet’

“No positive Ids yet, unfortunately,” Police Information Officer Diane L. Drayton told this news today, October 2, 2017.

The body found near The Moorings is said to be of Caucasian male, between the ages of 60 and 70, medium built, 5'7 to 5'8 and 160lbs. He had a long blond beard and hair and was wearing blue coveralls like that of a marine engineer when he was found.

Police had not provided any description about the body found at Treadfalls.

It did say at the time that the death was not being treated as suspicious.

Anyone who can provide any information to assist police to make a positive identification of the two bodies can contact the RVIPF at the emergency numbers: Digicel- 344-1818; Flow- 545-4866; CCT- 468-9001 or 468-9000.

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