Brothers Found Dead; No Foul Play Suspected

Two men, brothers in their 60s, were found dead Monday morning, but police said the preliminary investigation showed no sign of foul play.

The two men were identified by next of kin as 69-year-old John Rapine, a FEMA employee, and his 61-year-old brother, Joseph Rapine.

According to the V.I. Police Department, at about 11:09 a.m. Monday, the 911 call center received a request to check on a FEMA employee who had not shown up for work. Arriving at the home in Mary’s Fancy, Christiansted, officers discovered two unresponsive males in the interior of the home.

The house belongs to the older Rapine, 69-year-old John, the FEMA employee.

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Criminal Investigations Bureau detectives are awaiting the results of the autopsies to determine the cause of death. In the meantime, the case remains under investigation by the CIB.

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