Virgin Islands Case Files returns to WTJX-TV Channel 12 on Thursday, November 17, with an all-new episode profiling two more unsolved murders in the territory.
Episode two of the monthly television series highlights the stories of Arsdale “Dale” Ferdinand on St. Croix and Dan’l Liburd on St. Thomas.
November marks the one-year anniversary of Ferdinand’s death. The 40-year-old entrepreneur was running a successful cleaning business, had recently gotten married, and was building his dream home when he was killed in his front yard two days after Thanksgiving.
“Dale had so much going on at the time…2021 was Dale’s year and for it to end like that…Dale deserves justice,” said Deneishia Ferdinand, the victim’s wife.
Liburd, a 24-year-old aspiring chef, was gunned down in the Kirwan Terrace area on September 17, 2002—his daughter’s first birthday. Liburd’s murder has remained unsolved for more than two decades, despite an early arrest and murder charges being filed.
“I have been fighting this battle by myself for 20 years,” stated Dona Bassue, the victim’s mother. “The community should be involved because no one knows who’s going to be next and if it happens to you, you would want someone to come forward and help you.”
Anyone with information on either of these cases is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Virgin Islands Case Files is produced by WTJX-TV Channel 12, with major support from the Virgin Islands Police Department, to help address the high number of unsolved murders in the territory. Family members who wish to see their loved ones’ cases featured on a future episode of Virgin Islands Case Files should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode two of Virgin Islands Case Files airs Thursday, November 17, at 8:30 p.m. and repeats on Saturday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m. on WTJX-TV Channel 12, on the free WTJX app, and by localizing WTJX on the free PBS Video app which is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast, and VIZIO.
New episodes of Virgin Islands Case Files air every third Thursday of the month.