St. John man charged in death after woman found in wreck

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ST. THOMAS - Police on St. Thomas arrested a man early Saturday morning and charged him with first-degree murder after they found the unresponsive body of a St. Thomas woman in a car that had been in a one-car collision late Friday night.

Police arrested Adisa Bertrand, 34, of Chocolate Hole, St. John, about 1:30 a.m. at a bar where patrons said a man was talking about killing himself. Bertrand has been charged with first-degree murder; second-degree murder; first-degree assault; third-degree assault; and four counts of possession of a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence in connection with the murder of 24-year-old Shantee Seivewright, police said.

Officers responded about 10:15 p.m. Friday to a call about a one-car traffic accident in Tutu Valley involving a gold Honda Accord that had crashed into a fence, according to a statement the V.I. Police Department issued Saturday.

While investigating the accident, officers found the unresponsive victim, whose body had wounds that were not caused by the crash, police said.

Police also received information that a man was at a nearby bar telling patrons he wanted to kill himself, according to police. When officers arrived at the bar, they found Bertrand, who had blood on his clothes, and he was taken to Schneider Hospital and seen by medical staff before being released into the custody of Major Crime detectives, police said.

Bertrand is being held without bail at the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice-of-rights hearing in V.I. Superior Court.

Police said that although an arrest has been made, Major Crime detectives still are seeking additional information.

Anyone with information can call detectives directly at 642-8449 or call the Crime Stoppers USVI tip line at 1-800-222-8477.

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