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Virgin Islands Department of Justice 2019 Forensics Enhance Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $272,275)

In the Virgin Islands, the Medical Examiners (ME) conduct autopsies in the Juan F. Luis Hospital of St. Croix and the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital of St. Thomas. The hospitals’ morgue/autopsy suites are not designed to manage medical-legal death investigations. After a thorough review and collaboration with other stakeholders, it was determined that the Virgin Islands needed to create a stand-alone autopsy suite. The Virgin Islands Department of Justice’s Medical Examiner’s Office will use funds from the FY19 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant program to support this goal.


Date Created: September 12, 2019