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Brief: St. Croix Homicide Victim Identified

Here is a chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2009, with statistics broken down by island.
(1) STJ
(1) Territory
Date of death: Jan. 5
Juan Ayala, owner of Cap's Place, a Cruz Bay bar, was found dead at his home in Pastory. He had been shot multiple times.

(1) STT
(2) Territory
Date of death: Jan. 16
The badly deocmposed body of an unidentified woman was found in a cistern at an abandoned house on St. Thomas. The body had a gunshot wound to the head.

(1) STX
(3) Territory
Date of death: Jan. 23
George Ronald Simpson, 19, of Estate Strawberry, died from gunshots to the face and left side. George was found fatally wounded at La Reine Village Homes in Grove Place.

(2) STX
(4) Territory
Date of death: Jan. 26
Jean-Pierre Barone, 20 was shot and killed at about 8:45 p.m. in the vicinity of the Moravian Cemetery in Christiansted. Police suspect a dispute over illegal drug sales led to the murder.
Barone, originally from Canada, who lived in Estate Welcome, was shot multiple times while in the driver’s seat of a four-door Suzuki Aerio.

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(2) STT
(5) Territory
Date of death: Jan. 31
Ray Petersen, 52, died in the hospital after being shot Jan. 30 at his home in the Kirwin Terrace housing community.

(3) STT
(6) Territory
Date of death: Feb. 8
Marvis Chamaro, 24, was found dead of gunshot wounds in a bushy area adjacent to the Mandahl Bay road after Jack Diehl was shot and killed. (See below)

(4) STT
(7) Territory
Date of death: Feb. 8
Jack Diehl, 52, was shot in the head and chest near his home in Estate Mandahl. He died at the hospital later in the afternoon. A police official said it appeared Diehl "was an innocent person that was just in the wrong place at the wrong time." He was investigating an incident in which it is believed Mavis Chamaro was killed. (See above)

(5) STT
(8) Territory
Date of death: Feb. 21
Charles Ham, 35, was shot and killed about 10:15 p.m. after getting out of his car near his Anna's Retreat home.

(6) STT
(9) Territory
Date of death: Feb. 25
Gerald Pena, 25, was killed near the Double Play Bar and Restaurant on Lower Krondprindsens Gade around 1:28 a.m. Wednesday.

(7) STT
(10) Territory
Date of death: Feb 25
Daniel Antonio Gomez Ozuna, 26, was killed near the Double Play Bar and Restaurant on Lower Kronprindsens Gade around 1:28 a.m. Wednesday.

(8) STT
(11) Territory
Date of death: March 3
(8) STT
(11) Territory
Date of death: March 3
The body of Larry "Kenny" Thomas was found in a stairwell at the Tutu Highrise Apartments. The victim appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
(9) STT
(12) Territory
Date of death: March 7
28-year-old Phillip John George was killed and two male victims were wounded in an apparent exchange of gunfire at 2:40 a.m. in front of the Lexus Adult Entertainment Nightclub in Estate Smith Bay.

(10) STT
(13) Territory
Date of death: March 11
Kahlif Leader, 16, died in shootings at Kirwan Terrace that resulted in another victim being hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds.

(3) STX
(14) Territory
Date of death: March 16
Steve Williams, 33, of Sion Farm, was gunned down in the parking lot of a Chinese restaurant in the vicinity of Golden Rock Shopping Center, police said. Three men were arrested and police seized several weapons.

(4) STX
(15) Territory
Date of Death: March 21
Kyone Bazil, 21, was exiting a taxi van near Frederiksted when he brandished a handgun and demanded money from the driver. The driver, whose name was withheld by police, gave Bazil cash, then shot and killed Bazil with his own licensed firearm.

(11) STT
(16) Territory
Date of Death: March 24
Jahmarie Joseph, 18, of Estate Nadir was found dead after an apparent drive-by shooting around 10 p.m. in the Bovoni neighborhood. He was shot several times, and apparently began to run and fell off a roof to the ground about 20 feet below, according to police.

(12) STT
(17) Territory
Date of Death: April 5
Cedric Rouse, 39, was shot to death in the vicinity of the basketball court in Hospital Ground. Rouse has a long history of criminal activity, police said.

(5) STX
(18) Territory
Date of Death: April 26
Jonah Andrews, a 25-year-old native of St. Thomas, was shot to death about 8:45 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy housing community in Christiansted.

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