May 8, 2009 — Superior Court Judge Francis J. D'Eramo, who died on or around April 27, left a note on his computer leading investigators to believe the death was a suicide, according to a Justice Department spokesman.
Investigators are still awaiting the final report in the death of D'Eramo, who was last seen on the evening of Saturday, April 25. His body was discovered at approximately 8:30 a.m. on April 27 by a marshal who had gone to his home because the judge was late for work.
According to police, the judge's body was found hanged and there was no sign of foul play, leading Attorney General Vincent Frazer to label the death an "apparent suicide" pending the completion of the autopsy report.
The autopsy was performed by V.I. Medical Examiner Dr. Francisco Landron the day the body was found. Landron's final report has not yet been received, according to Sara Lezama, public information officer for the V.I. Department of Justice. She added that there was no timetable for the investigation to be completed.
Lezama confirmed the computer note. Nothing found at the scene is inconsistent with suicide, and the investigators are now waiting for final word from the medical examiner on the cause of death.
The Source has been unable to contact Landron for comment.
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