US Marshals hunt for Harlem St. murder suspect
US Marshals are teaming up with Boston Police to find a Dorchester man who has been on the run since he allegedly murdered two sisters in their Harlem Street apartment in Nov. 2011. The United States Marshals Service is offering a reward for tips that will lead to the capture and successful prosecution of 32 year-old Jean Weevens Janvier, a naturalized US citizen who was born in Haiti and who is the only suspect in the killings of Stephanie and Judith Emile.
Janvier was indicted in the double murder by a Suffolk County Grand Jury last April. Prosecutors said that Janvier had been in a previous romantic relationship with Stephanie Emile, 21, who was found shot to death alongside her sister, Judith, 23, in their Harlem Street apartment on Nov. 14, 2011. When police responded, a toddler was found in the apartment with the two deceased sisters.
“We believe this defendant fled the charges and the country in the aftermath of Judith’s and Stephanie’s murders,” District Attorney Daniel Conley said in a statement at the time. “We’re currently working with Boston Police, the US Marshal’s Service, and other law enforcement agencies to apprehend him and return him to face justice in a Suffolk County courtroom.”
In a statement issued to the Reporter this week, the United States Marshals Service— the federal government’s primary agency for capturing fugitives— appealed to the public for their assistance.
“Janvier is originally from Haiti and is believed to have fled following the shooting,” said the statement. “This investigation has been ongoing since November of 2011 and law enforcement is offering a reward to anyone who has information which directly leads to the arrest of Jean Janvier.”
If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Jean Weevens Janvier, please contact the U.S. Marshals Boston Office at (617) 748-2600 or the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.
To submit an anonymous tip or if you have information regarding the whereabouts of any fugitive, go to
http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/ma/index.html or text the keyword MAFUGITIVE and your message to 847411 (tip411).
The U.S. Marshals work closely with the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, most of whom have been sworn in as Special Deputy United States Marshals. This gives these Boston Police officers and detectives authority to search for fugitives and make arrests anywhere in the United States.
“The partnership has had tremendous success in conducting high-profile investigations and taking the ‘worst of the worst’ off the streets of Boston and throughout Massachusetts,” said John Gibbons, United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts.
The Task Force has been responsible for over 12,000 arrests including 342 homicide arrests since 1999 — many of them from homicides took place in the Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan. The USMS arrests approximately 35,000 federal fugitives annually in addition to apprehending approximately 85,000 state and local fugitives through its vast network of fugitive task forces.