Preliminary investigations from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) into the territory’s two most recent missing men have not found any evidence to support the recent reports that they left the territory.
This was confirmed by the RVIPF on Wednesday, as they renewed their appeal to the public in providing any assistance which may lead to the finding of Keevin Walker and Cleofoster Williams Jr.
“While the men, Keevin Walker and Cleofoster Williams Jr., are alleged to have boarded a vessel in the East End area on that Sunday, so far detectives have no confirmation that the two left the Territory and no evidence of a missing boat. Neither Walker nor Williams is said to have owned a boat,” the police stated.
Authorities in neighbouring islands notified
The RVIPF also revealed that they have notified their counterparts in St. Maarten and other Caribbean islands with photos of the missing men.
Head of the Criminal Investigations Unit Gilbert Charles noted that the public’s cooperation is essential in advancing inquiries.
He said, “In order to move forward with our investigations, we need witnesses to the men’s movements prior to Sunday (July 17) and on the day they were last seen. We need to know whether either or both were seen in the company of another person. Very little information is forthcoming and without that information, we have no way of narrowing a search area.”
Police said that general searches were carried out by the Marine Branch as well as the Virgin Islands Search and Rescue and are still ongoing within the territory’s waters for any evidence that could help with the investigations.
Keevin Walker of Parham Town was last seen wearing a pair of light blue jeans and a white or grey t-shirt.
He is dark in complexion with braided hair and a tattoo on his forearm and frequents the Moose Bar and the Sound.
Cleofoster Williams of Johnson Ghut is dark in complexion with dreadlocks in his hair. No description of the clothing he was wearing was provided.
Police are asking anyone who had contact or may know the whereabouts of these two men to telephone the RVIPF via its three-digit access number 311 or call the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.
Captains and boaters are asked to continue to be on the lookout while travelling through the Territory’s waters.