Police Investigates Homicide


Tuesday, October 13 – Detectives of the Major Crime Team are conducting an investigation into the Territory’s first homicide for 2015.

The body of Jason Leonard Vanterpool, 28, a native of Tortola residing in Butu Mountain, was discovered yesterday afternoon at his Butu Mountain residence with a number of gunshot wounds.

The official cause of death is still to be determined. A postmortem on the body is to be performed and the cause of death will then be confirmed.   

The Coroner’s Office has been informed and family members of the deceased have been kept updated as the investigation proceeds. 

Anyone with information that can assist in this investigation is asked to contact detectives within the Major Crime Team directly at 368-5682. Persons can give that information anonymously to Crimestoppers through its Miami-based hotline number 800-TIPS (8477).