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For Immediate Release

Contact:
March 02, 2016 Kevin Neal, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Neil Sullivan, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Massachusetts (617) 748-2500;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals add Alleged Murderer to ‘15 Most Wanted’ List
Authorities find toddler left alone in apartment with victims’ bodies after crime

Jean JanvierWashington – The U.S. Marshals turned up the heat today in the search for fugitive Jean Weevens Janvier by adding him to their 15 Most Wanted list and offering a reward for information leading to his arrest. Janvier, 34, is wanted by the Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office on two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of armed assault in a dwelling, and carrying a firearm without a license.

On Nov. 14, 2011, Janvier left a community on edge when he allegedly murdered two sisters, Stephanie and Judith Emile, execution style in their apartment in Dorchester, Massachusetts. When police arrived at the scene, they not only made the startling discovery of the deceased sisters, they also found a 2-year-old toddler, who was left alive but alone with their bodies.

“It is difficult to imagine what kind of malicious individual could perform the unspeakable crime Jean Janvier allegedly committed that took the lives of two young sisters,” said U.S. Marshals Service Deputy Director David Harlow. “The U.S. Marshals will dedicate all our available resources along with the help of our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to bring Janvier to justice and answer for these heinous crimes.”

U.S. Marshal John Gibbons of the District of Massachusetts reiterated that commitment. “The Marshals Service is committed to assisting the Boston Police Department in locating and apprehending Jean Janvier to open the doors of justice for the Emile family.”

Authorities believe Janvier fled the state soon after the murders, but his whereabouts are currently unknown. Because of the nature of the crimes, he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Janvier is a 6-foot-1-inch black male weighing approximately 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was born in Haiti, but is a U.S. citizen. A reward is being offered for information leading directly to Janvier’s arrest. Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102 or email usms.wanted@usdoj.gov.

“We are committed to working together with the U.S. Marshals Service and all our law enforcement partners to locate and arrest this violent criminal,” said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. “I commend the work of the U.S. Marshals Service and the Boston Police Department for their ongoing efforts to seek justice for the Emile family and bring them some level of comfort.”

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley agreed. "The U.S. Marshals Service brings enormous resources to bear in locating violent fugitives. We’re grateful for their efforts on behalf of Judith and Stephanie Emile, whose family and community deserve to see justice done. This is a major step forward in our shared goal of holding their killer accountable in a Suffolk County courtroom.”

Wanted Poster for Janvier

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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