US Marshals found Jean Weevens Janvier hiding at mom's house
A Boston man who fled to Haiti after he allegedly killed two sisters in a Harlem Street apartment in 2011 is in custody and on his way back to face murder charges after police found him hiding at his mother's house on June 3.
Jean Weevens Janvier, 34, has been on the US Marshals' 15 Most Wanted List since last February and was featured in the Reporter and other national media. He was indicted in 2012 for the murders of Stephanie and Judith Emile in their Harvard Street apartment. The two women were found shot to death with a two-year old toddler nearby unharmed.
The U.S. Marshals Massachusetts Fugitive Task Force and Boston Police Homicide detectives say they believe he fled the state soon after the Nov. 2011 crime. According to a statement issued today, the U.S. Marshals Service said it "worked closely with the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service and a unit composed of Haitian National Police to prioritize this case and coordinate efforts to locate Janvier."
He was caught by Haitian police in Santo, Haiti and his identity confirmed through fingerprints, the Marshals Service said. He is being extradited today after being held by Haitian police, who offered "exceptional performance" in capturing Janvier, according to a statement by the US officials.
“An extremely violent crime landed Janvier on our 15 Most Wanted list,” said Acting Director David Harlow of the U.S. Marshals Service in a statement. “Thanks to the tenacity of our criminal investigators and police cooperation at the local and international level, another dangerous fugitive is off the street and will face justice.”
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said, “For more than five years, the family of two murdered sisters has waited patiently to see justice done. Today they are one step closer to that goal. Thanks to the strong interagency partnership among Suffolk prosecutors, the US Marshals Service, US Attorney’s office, Diplomatic Security Service, Boston Police Department, and Haitian National Police, we intend to speak for Judith and Stephanie Emile in a Suffolk County courtroom, where the voices that were stolen from them will finally be heard.”