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UPDATE: Body of man identified as Alston Penn

- body was found in Windy Hill area
The body of the man found on Windy Hill, Tortola this morning March 10, 2017 is that of Alston Penn. Photo: Facebook
Police have cordoned off the area where the body was found and traffic to Sage Mountain through Windy Hill is still interrupted. Photo: VINO
Police have cordoned off the area where the body was found and traffic to Sage Mountain through Windy Hill is still interrupted. Photo: VINO
WINDY HILL, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands News Online can now confirm that the body of the man found on Windy Hill, Tortola this morning March 10, 2017 is that of Alston Penn.

Penn, who resided in East End, was discovered on the road, allegedly with a head wound, sometime before 5:00 PM.

“He was lying on the ground and bleeding from the head. It looked like his pants was pulled down,” a source who saw the body told this news site,

Police have still not responded to queries on the matter.

See previous article published March 10, 2017

Body found in Windy Hill area

Information reaching this news site is that a body of a male was discovered in the Windy Hill area of Tortola, some time before 5:00 AM today March 10, 2017.

It is not clear at this time who initially made the discovery; however, this news site was informed that the body appeared to have suffered head injuries.

Our newsroom knows the identity of the man and also has a photo of him but will hold until it is confirmed next of kin has been notified.

Police are still on the scene and the stretch of road to Sage Mountain from Stoutt's Lookout has been closed.

Police Information Officer Diane Drayton did not immediately respond to queries.

We will provide more details as they come in.

85 Responses to “UPDATE: Body of man identified as Alston Penn”

  • rip (10/03/2017, 07:48) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    rip da S
  • Trow down (10/03/2017, 08:03) Like (3) Dislike (25) Reply
    I wonder if it's PupD
    • S (10/03/2017, 09:00) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      You tryin be funny P**** u got to b one a the haters Come clean when yuh coming
    • Tola full of (10/03/2017, 10:17) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why u calling ppl name in thing they aint do
    • Hmm (10/03/2017, 11:35) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      U like man sah
    • A personn... (10/03/2017, 20:05) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
      Don't be calling up PUPD name in yah f***! Cause he was wid me round them times.. So keep he name outta yah mouth das the thing wid ayo , ayo always assuming stfu and take a seat modask***
  • wize up (10/03/2017, 08:06) Like (18) Dislike (16) Reply
    another unsolved matter(yes, I said it)
  • Eagle (10/03/2017, 08:08) Like (7) Dislike (13) Reply
    Second murder victim from East End found in Windy Hill area. This is becoming a trend.
  • just asking.... (10/03/2017, 08:10) Like (26) Dislike (6) Reply
    IS THIS A HATE CRIME?
    • LOL (10/03/2017, 15:55) Like (13) Dislike (11) Reply
      Hate Crime has got to be the most stupid term ever created...Which crime is ever done out of love??
      • hm (11/03/2017, 05:27) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
        Crimes of passion are also quite common. "I love you so much if I can't have you nobody will" that is a crime done out of "love" (whatever sick twisted version of love that person have in them head"
        • LOL (12/03/2017, 10:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          That's not love, so please save your explanation...Still boils down to hate. They "hate" seeing them with someone else.
  • Saw him last nigt (10/03/2017, 08:12) Like (111) Dislike (15) Reply
    We saw him last night getting into what seemed like an XL7 Jeep. It was tinted and was either grey or navy blue. PV 5*0. This was by alphoso gas station around 11pm.
    • call it in? (10/03/2017, 08:44) Like (69) Dislike (1) Reply
      Maybe you should call it in instead of expecting that the cops will see this? Just a suggestion.
      • Roundtree (10/03/2017, 18:46) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
        And why you the righteous one cannot call and tell the police or send to.the police info such as this? If u see something say something to the police.. The popo.should be looking and seeking. This is the perfect place with so many witnesses to the fact that clues and leads were in the media.popo can't talk the same line bout not having leads.
      • Big clue (10/03/2017, 19:57) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
        Thanks to "Saw him last night" Great clue, but there is another possible clue here. The Popo need to examine who dislike this comment and the one above from "Saw him last night". This may very well lead to the killer. It is easy, nothing done electronically can't hide. You know each like and dislike has a trail as to who the author of the like and dislikes are. Police please check this out without delay.
    • @saw him (10/03/2017, 08:48) Like (54) Dislike (9) Reply
      Don't tell us - go and tell the police. Anonymous comments like this don't help. They need a witness. Do what is right and go help solve this.
    • great (10/03/2017, 08:58) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
      Good lead.
    • @ saw him last night (10/03/2017, 09:03) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
      so what are you trying to say?
    • !!!!!!!! (10/03/2017, 09:55) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Saw him last night, that is a very good lead. Please take the information to the police.
      • I'm sure (10/03/2017, 12:28) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
        don't worry the police always on here looking for leads. that blogger don't have to go to the Police ...they done on on on this....
    • Interesting (10/03/2017, 11:31) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
      Alphoso Gas station should have cameras. They should also check recent cell phone activity on his number as the person would have called him to meet with him at the gas station.
    • YOUSURE? (10/03/2017, 18:37) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
      How come 'saw him last night' know so much details? How come he paid so much attention to the license plate number and remember it? This one must be trying to pin it on somebody and away from himself. Help us,
      people.
      • Inquiring Minds (10/03/2017, 22:44) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
        Sounds like you're trying to deflect the police from your trail
        • observant (11/03/2017, 00:27) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
          @ Yousure? and Inquiring minds. Some people are just very observant. I know many persons like that. Besides homeboy couldn't hide. When you see him getting into a vehicle, with all due respect, you have to take note.
    • Peaches (11/03/2017, 01:05) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      @saw him last night if you have such vital information you should turn it to the police. Only unless you come on here lying...
    • shaggy (11/03/2017, 05:04) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
      It wasn't me
  • hold on (10/03/2017, 08:21) Like (55) Dislike (9) Reply
    Dear everybody.

    Please wait for 24 hours after a death to name the victim so that the family and extended family can be informed. The worst possible way to find out that you have lost a loved one is via the internet or Facebook. Even well intended messages of condolences that include names should be held back for a couple of days to give the family a chance to notify the important people in the life of the victim.

    My condolences go out to the family and friends of this person.
    • Aha (10/03/2017, 08:40) Like (25) Dislike (46) Reply
      Why when the whole of Tola already know. The family already knows dummy!
    • Empathy (10/03/2017, 11:27) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      I agree. Some persons who want to be in thing go posting condolence messages naming the deceased on social media and in the comments of the news site efore the news sites do.
  • D (10/03/2017, 08:22) Like (35) Dislike (6) Reply
    windy hill is so dark for so long where is the representative?
    • SMH (10/03/2017, 09:03) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
      There are absolutely no lights on that road.
      Dangerous for the regular commuters at nights.
    • Really (10/03/2017, 10:26) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      Representative also in the dark.
    • Sendthelight (10/03/2017, 18:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      That is so true. I live Carrot Bay and would pass there before it gets dark. They kill Dillinger; now them kill Alston. What is it going to take to put lights on this road. People don't pass that road after dark. It seems that because it is not lighted, they go on this road to commit crime. Suppose an innocent person had seen the action now? They might have been victim number 2? Government, please light this road, not Mitch alone. This is Government's responsibility.
  • No tear (10/03/2017, 08:33) Like (25) Dislike (86) Reply
    People know what they are getting into. They know the possible outcome. They know the risk and if they still chose to live and carry on then why should anyone care when they didn't?. All the things that's happening in bad and violent way are NOT mistakes and strayed bullets but direct. The targets are the targets and the people who seem to think it's a cool lifestyle also mistakenly get hurt in process. But it's that lifestyle they chose to live. Most of the Virgin Islands crimes are not by accident just some think it's a game when others about the bread. What's sad is someone mom/ father /family have to find thousands of dollars to put their love one who didn't listen to them in their grave.

    Can't feel some of people who chose to live reckless and unlawfully thinking it's ok because it's the new in thing.
  • Krazy (10/03/2017, 10:08) Like (63) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who could have committed such a hatred crime? We all know Alston forward with mouth, but that is no reason to kill the man. To the killer(s) guest what God know who you are! Your sin will find you out. You did not give him life; you have no right to take it from him.
  • Windy Hill Resident (10/03/2017, 10:11) Like (46) Dislike (28) Reply
    Please stop dumping your bodies in Windy Hill. It's a residential area. Thank you.
    • Dragon (10/03/2017, 10:59) Like (19) Dislike (11) Reply
      "Windy Hill Resident" A man is dead and you want to make joke???
    • Ms wize (10/03/2017, 12:38) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
      You cold and heartless pig
    • Don't Care (10/03/2017, 18:50) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      Who dumped him there knew full well that there are a few residents in Windy Hill. They didn't care about the man's life, how much more you? A better statement would be, "Government, please put some lights on Windy Hill; maybe it might detour crimes and save more lives." So, Windy Hill Resident, go and tell the Government to do something. Hope they are reading the blogs also.
  • BEAUTIFUL (10/03/2017, 10:29) Like (79) Dislike (4) Reply
    This seems to be a very passionate crime. We all know Alston was a piece of work, but we also know the kind of lifestyle he had and he wasn't ashamed either.

    This person picked him up from a gas station in Ease End at night, drive to the other side of the island with this man in a dark secluded area and for what reason? Oh and the police found his pants down so tell me what you think. Seems to me he had some serious activities going on up Windy Hill and knowing Alston he probably threatened to tell and this individual got upset and hit him.

    No one deserves to be murdered...NO ONE!!
  • sad (10/03/2017, 10:51) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    RIP Alston!!!!!!!!!!
  • Niecey (10/03/2017, 11:20) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    RIP ALSTON, you will be missed. To the person who did this I pray you will ask God for forgiveness and turn yourself into the police. To the family May God be your comfort at this time. I will really miss you Alston my friend, and our Sunday morning talks in town while you wait for your ride to church. "Yes he attended church every Sunday"
    • Inquiring Minds (10/03/2017, 13:06) Like (8) Dislike (13) Reply
      Why you stressing that "he attended church every Sunday" Since your talking melee, tell us which church?
  • 8th district gyal (10/03/2017, 11:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Talk it Block!
  • Ms wize (10/03/2017, 12:41) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Will somebody with the info please go to the police
  • Benny (10/03/2017, 12:45) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    Unsolved murder # 38? Hmm
  • question is (10/03/2017, 13:14) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar. And please don't blame NDP for this one
  • Sad To Say (10/03/2017, 14:29) Like (12) Dislike (15) Reply
    The police is for the most part a big WASTE OF TIME. They go around arresting people for minor offences but the Had Ass crimes they can seem to solve.
    • wize up (10/03/2017, 15:53) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
      @ sad to say: I share your point....teasing and beat up members of the public for petty busht and can't solve the major crimes
      • come on now (12/03/2017, 18:53) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
        @Wize up, they the police can't solve major crimes because people choose to keep their damn mouths shut. This Island is small, every crime that is committed here, someone knows but they keep their mouths shut.
    • Outlaw (11/03/2017, 21:01) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      @sad to say & Wize up: what are you all doing to help the police solve those hard crimes. You two sound like some fools. When police arrest for minor crime, mostly it's something they witnessed but when the hard crimes are committed they are not around, therefore they need the public support so what help can you two offer besides bashing the police. Wize up I hate to be convinced that you was a cop as you keep saying, I cannot believe for one minute that u were,
  • LGBT COMMUNITY (10/03/2017, 16:36) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Y'all undercovers here on this Island deadly!
  • LGBTQ community (10/03/2017, 16:50) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Y'all undervovers deadly! Sickening
  • Belonger With A Broad Perspective (10/03/2017, 17:00) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP Young Man I didnt know you very well but I knew of you. Despite your lifestyle, you didn't deserve this. My condolences to the family. Police are always lurking online and keeping an ear to the streets. They don't need to wait on anyone to come to them. Work with the tips given.
  • No matter (10/03/2017, 17:39) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    No matter how, what or who the young man was, no one had the right to do that to him. But like they say, KARMA don't need your address or a postage stamp to find you. Looks like some type of hate crime.
  • They less (10/03/2017, 18:39) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
    Another murder insolved shame on these police
  • @they less (10/03/2017, 19:15) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    The police cannot do nothing if the people who know something won't say nothing.
  • Olando night club (10/03/2017, 19:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hate crime no one is to be killed because of how he is
  • ... (10/03/2017, 20:09) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Fingers crossed that they find the killer
  • time (10/03/2017, 20:15) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Time longer than twine. This just happened but trust me GOD don't sleep. Hold on a little.
  • Well (10/03/2017, 20:28) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    The comment above stating the type of vehicle and kinda the license plate number and the area where he was picked up is a very good lead. The East End Police Station camera should pick up that footage of that car leaving the area. Hopefully they act fast and arrest the person that did it.
  • Gumption.Official (10/03/2017, 22:24) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    RIP! Condolences to the family and friends!
  • Thinking (10/03/2017, 22:51) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    There must be some blood evidence in the jeep they referred to in one comment or if they tried to clean it it's s probably stink of bleach. DMV check possible vehicle numbers quick
  • (284) (10/03/2017, 22:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Omggggv
  • License plate (11/03/2017, 00:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You think that plate number on that vehicle till now. Serial number will be changed also. This world is a sick place.
    • Report Report (13/03/2017, 05:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Agree. Even the tint done come off. People report if you see you neighbor making sudden changes to his/her vehicle.
  • only saying (11/03/2017, 14:14) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    I don't think it was a hate crime. I think the killer did not want his secret to get out so he offed him. Windy Hill is very dark and scary after night fall. Who is going to see you up in that area or hear you screaming for help. Perfect spot to commit a crime. To the killer/killers, there is no such thing as the perfect crime. Your DNA is somewhere at the crime scene. You can scrub the inside, outside of the car/jeep all you want, some type of evidence is in that car. There are ways and things Forensics knows how to do. Take it from a person who is studying Forensics.

  • SMH (12/03/2017, 10:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is just tragic.. and the possible fact that it probably wont be solved makes it even more so. We need some real CSI on this island.


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