St. Croix, USVI - On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at approximately 5:09 pm, the 911 Emergency Call Center reported a suicide at a residence within Estate Anna's Hope. EMS, Fire, and VIPD were dispatched to the scene and upon the officers arrival, contact was made with the reporting individual (next of kin), who was later identified as the mother of the deceased.
She stated that at approximately 5:00 pm, upon arrival to her residence, she observed her son, 24-year-old Akil M. Emanuel at a distance, hanging from a tree located at the rear of their property.
She further explained that with the assistance of another family member, they sliced the cord that was observed around the deceased's neck, and assisted him to the ground, calling the 911 Emergency Call Center for assistance while she proceeded to perform CPR until help arrived.
Emergency Medical Technicians were on the scene, and pronounced Akil Emanuel dead at approximately 5:25 pm.