An all-new episode of Virgin Islands Case Files airs on WTJX-TV Channel 12 this Thursday, June 15, featuring the unsolved murder cases of two beloved fathers.
This month marks 23 years since human remains, identified as Mario “Mensah” Daniels, were found on a secluded beach on St. Croix. According to his loved ones, the father of eight disappeared on February 21, 2000, the same night a rental car registered to him was found burning in the Rain Forest. After months of search parties, by family members and the Virgin Islands Police Department, Mensah’s remains were found on June 12, 2000, on Campo Rico Beach in Frederiksted.
“They found him two days after my birthday, so it's something that you never forget. You're reminded every June,” said Mensah’s daughter, Ayanda Daniels. “I think knowing what happened and why it happened, and who did it... while it may not bring back Daddy, it closes a piece of our heart...”
On St. Thomas, 10 children and young adults need answers on who killed their father, Ferdinand Marshall. Known as Ferdi or Six, Ferdinand was shot to death on January 17, 2020, in his doorway in Estate Contant by a masked gunman dressed in black.
“He really wasn't a person out there in the streets. He was home, he was with his kids. He was really low key,” said Ferdinand’s sister, Kimberley Marshall. “No one would say, ‘you know what? I could see something like this happening,’ or ‘you know what? makes sense.’ It was just out of the blue.”
Anyone with information about the murders of Ferdinand Marshall or Mario “Mensah” Daniels is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS. Virgin Islands Case Files is supported by the Virgin Islands Police Department to help address the high number of unsolved homicides in the territory.
Episode nine of Virgin Islands Case Files repeats on Saturday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. on WTJX-TV Channel 12, on the WTJX app, and by localizing WTJX on the PBS Video app which is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast, and VIZIO.