27-Year-Old Female Found with Fatal Gunshot in Smithfield; V.I. Police Investigate

  • Staff Consortium
  • October 04, 2023


ST. CROIX — A disturbing discovery was made on Tuesday morning when local authorities responded to a 911 call about a gunshot victim in Estate Smithfield.

At approximately 6:00 a.m., officers from the V.I. Police Department arrived on the scene to find the unresponsive body of a female with a gunshot wound to the head. Emergency Medical Services personnel were present and confirmed that there were no signs of life.

The victim was later identified by next of kin as 27-year-old Aliyah Dibartolemeo, originally from New Hampshire.

As of now, the case remains unclassified as authorities await the results of an autopsy. The Criminal Investigation Bureau is actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The V.I. Police Department urges anyone with information related to the case to come forward. Tips can be provided by calling 911, reaching out to the CIB Tipline at (340)778-4950, or contacting Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1(800)222-8477, or anonymously online here.

Get the latest news straight to your phone with the VI Consortium app.