Brothers Found Dead; No Foul Play Suspected


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

The two dead 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 recieved a request for a welfare check for 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 is the home of the older Rapine, 69-year-old John, the FEMA employee. Preliminary investigation reveals no signs of foul play, police said.

The 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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