Two men are missing in the British Virgin Islands that were last seen December 31, 2021 on a 36 foot Avanti powerboat, in Tortola, named, “GORDA SOUND”, which is also missing.
The 36 foot Avanti, “GORDA SOUND” is described as having a white hull, white hard top, very distinctive white seats with orange stripes, and two Mercury outboard engines.
Missing: Kelvin Turnbull
Kelvin Turnbull, Jr., DOB May 15, 200, age 20 years old, height 6’3”, weight 130 lbs, and eyes brown. Kelvin Turnbull, Jr. is from Little Dix Hill and was last seen in Baughers Bay area.
Missing: Khori Prince
Khori Prince, 22 years old, 5 feet nine inches and 170 lbs., from West End and was last seen wearing a West Marine shirt.
From the BVI Beacon, “According to a Dec. 3 judgment by High Court Judge Richard Floyd, Mr. Prince was sentenced to more than three years in prison for charges of burglary, escaping lawful custody and damaging property, but Ms. Drayton said he “had been discharged” from Her Majesty’s Prison before his disappearance.”
Anyone with information concerning this boat “Gorda Sound” or the two missing men are asked to contact the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force or the nearest police authority or Coast Guard.
Police believe that the two missing, Khori Prince and Kelvin Turnbull Jr., left on the 36-foot Avanti Gorda Sound, pictured here. (Photo: RVIPF)
Police are asking the public to help locate Khori Prince, 22, of West End, and Kelvin Turnbull Jr., 20, of Little Dix Hill, who were reported missing on Jan. 4 after they were believed to have boarded a private vessel on Dec. 31, Police Information Officer Diane Drayton announced on Friday.
“Police have carried out investigations locally and have contacted neighbouring jurisdictions with photos of both men along with a description of the boat they may have been travelling in,” Ms. Drayton stated.
In a Monday WhatsApp message, Ms. Drayton said the pair are believed to have left Tortola on the 36-foot Avanti Gorda Sound.
According to a photo of the boat provided by Ms. Drayton, it has at least five white seats with orange trim and a white canopy.
Ms. Drayton added on Monday that the police marine unit had searched territorial waters and on land for Messrs. Prince and Turnbull, but neither the two men nor the vessel has been spotted.
Mr. Prince was last seen wearing a West Marine shirt and black jeans, Ms. Drayton stated, adding that Mr. Turnbull was last seen in the Baughers Bay area and that a description of his clothes was not available.
According to separate police bulletins, Mr. Prince is five feet, nine inches tall; brown skinned; and roughly 170 pounds, while Mr. Turnbull is six feet, three inches tall; brown skinned; and 130 pounds.
Anyone with pertinent information should call 311 or contact the nearest police station or any police officer, Ms. Drayton stated.
According to a Dec. 3 judgment by High Court Judge Richard Floyd, Mr. Prince was sentenced to more than three years in prison for charges of burglary, escaping lawful custody and damaging property, but Ms. Drayton said he “had been discharged” from Her Majesty’s Prison before his disappearance.
She said she did not know why he apparently was released before serving the time and directed this reporter to the High Court, but court officials could not be reached for comment by press time.
Allina Sprauve, Mr. Prince’s mother, declined to comment, and Prison Superintendent Guy Hill could not be reached for comment.