UPDATE: Suspect Wanted in Connection to 2011 Double Murder of Two Sisters at 50 Harlem Street in Dorchester Located in Haiti: A man on the U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted List for a 2011 double homicide committed in Boston is back on U.S. soil and in police custody facing charges in connection to a homicide which took the lives of two sisters in November of 2011. Jean Weevens Janvier, 34, of Dorchester, was captured in Haiti on Saturday, June 3, 2017. In November of 2011, Janvier murdered two sisters, 21-year-old Stephanie and 23-year-old Judith Emile, in their apartment at 50 Harlem Street in Dorchester. When police arrived at the scene, a 2-year-old toddler, alive and unharmed was found alone with the deceased victims. It is believed Janvier fled Massachusetts soon after the murders. Over the course of the next several years, Boston Police Homicide Detectives and U.S. Marshals tirelessly examined and explored multiple leads before finally developing information which placed the suspect in Haiti. The U.S. Marshals Service, working closely with the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service and a unit composed of Haitian National Police, apprehended Janvier at his mother’s home in Santo, Haiti.
Said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, “I wish to commend the tireless efforts of all our law enforcement partners who worked to locate and arrest this violent fugitive. The cooperation and coordination of local, federal and international law enforcement agencies proved instrumental in finding and arresting Mr. Janvier who thought he could run and hide in Haiti. It is my hope that this arrest brings some level of comfort and peace to the families and loved ones of Judith and Stephanie.”
“An extremely violent crime landed Janvier on our 15 Most Wanted list,” said Acting Director David Harlow of the U.S. Marshals Service. “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.”
“I commend and congratulate the members of the U.S. Marshals Service District of Massachusetts Fugitive Task Force, Boston Police, Suffolk County DA’s Office, Diplomatic Security Service, and HNP/DCPJ for their outstanding and tenacious work on the apprehension of this Top 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Jean Weevens Janvier,” said U.S. Marshal for the District of Massachusetts John Gibbons. “I would like to thank and recognize the deputies, task force officers, and agents for their patience, perseverance, and tireless efforts throughout their exhaustive search for Janvier who fled the Commonwealth after committing such a brutal crime. My prayers and thoughts go out to the victim’s family members during this difficult period.”