most wanted Trini, Andre Neverson.
by Dominic Kalipersad
New York police believe their most elusive criminal fugitive,
Trinidadian Andre Neverson, may be hiding out in Morvant and
is being protected by criminal elements in the area or by
So, as an incentive for information leading to Neversons
arrest, the chief investigator in the case, Manny Puri, of
the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force of the
United States Marshals Service, based in New York City, is
pressing for an increase in the cash reward his agency has
At present, the rewards total US$37,000, but Puris proposal
could see his agency increasing its offer by 100 per cent
and the cumulative total reaching US$62,000.
In a telephone interview on Wednesday, Puri said, The
US Marshals Service is offering a reward of US$25,000. Then
theres the New York Mayors award of US$10,000,
plus Crime Stoppers is offering US$2,000.
trying to get the US Marshals reward raised to US$50,000.
Neverson is wanted for double homicide, parole violation and
illegal entry into the US.
Police accuse him of fatally shooting his sister, Patricia
Neverson, 39, at her home in Crown Heights, during an argument
over money on July 8, 2002.
Neverson had reportedly loaned Patricia money to buy a home,
but eventually wanted the house as repayment.
Police also believe that after shooting his sister in the
head and stomach Neverson abducted his former girlfriend,
Donna Davis, 34, and shot her dead too.
Davis body was found in Queens three days later with
gunshot wounds to the head.
At the time of both murders, he had been paroled by the State
of New York for attempted murder in the second degree, assault
in the first degree and criminal possession of a firearm.
Four months later, Neverson reportedly used a handgun when
he attempted to visit his daughter at the home of another
ex-girlfriend, but fled the scene when the womans brother
Pete Margraf, homicide detective at the 71st Precinct in Brooklyn,
who has been tracking Neverson since the murders, said in
a telephone interview on Wednesday, This case became
more than just a domestic homicide because of the cold-blooded
manner in which Neverson killed the two women. This guy needs
to be caught.
Puri said Neverson has eluded detectives because he has been
using false identification and is now believed to be wearing
a dreadlocks wig.
He said Neverson had been deported from the US in July 2000,
but returned two months later under a false Jamaican passport
which had been obtained by the sister whom he allegedly murdered.
Puri and Margraf believe Neverson may now be hiding out in
Trinidad under the protection of criminal elements.
Margraf said, We got a lot of tips that he is in Trinidad
right now. He may have got arrested, actually was in custody
at one time.
may be hanging out in Never Dirty, being protected by guerillas,
Puri said, We have heard of several sightings in Trinidad,
some from people who actually know him, but no one wants to
most recent report, within the last month, was he was seen
in Never Dirty, but that person wont come forward to
speak to us.
Puri admitted, however, that Neverson may have already found
in the works to come to Trinidad, he said.
Most Wanted (TV show) said hes in prison in Trinidad.
But its very hard to verify that, cut the political
red tape and so on. Nevertheless, Puri said the US Marshals
Service will be making arrangements with the relevant local
However, Deputy Police Commissioner Winston Cooper, when contacted
on Wednesday afternoon, said he knew nothing about Neverson
and could not verify any request for assistance from the US
Police Commissioner Trevor Paul, when contacted on Thursday
evening, said: Those kind of matters I would not broadcast
on the media.
Puri said anyone wishing to give information about Neverson
can do so anonymously by calling 1-880-336-0102.
a whole lot of ways we can get you the (reward) money without
anyone knowing, he said.
most wanted Trini
Neverson has been featured eight times on the American fugitive-hunting
television show Americas Most Wanted, the last one on
He is currently on the New York States list of 100 most
wanted fugitives, the New York Police Departments 25
wanted list, the US Marshals Services 15 most wanted
fugitives list and the Immigration, Customs and Enforcement
(ICE) agencys top ten most wanted list.
Manny Puri, deputy, New York/New Jersey regional fugitive
task force of the United States Marshals Service, said: His
(Neversons) first crime was when he shot his girlfriends
uncle. He went to jail for five years, got criminally deported,
went to Jamaica, got a fake passport and came back into US
was a bouncer at Caribbean clubs, a DJ, and was very much
into buying and selling cars and Caribbean music on the Internet.
is still considered to be very dangerous.
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Physical characteristics: Very muscular build; bald; may be
wearing a dreadlocks wig; sometimes wears a goatee.
Other characteristics: Speaks with American accent; speaks
Habits: Works out a lot; acquaintances say that at times he
is very calm and serene, but has a violent temper; has many
girlfriends and may be hiding by one now.
mom: I hope he gets what he deserves!
Daisy Davis migrated to New York on July 12, 1969, the young
cosmetologist had big dreams for her baby daughter Donna,
then 15 months old.
By the time Donna died, on July 8, 2002, at the age of 34,
she was well on her way to achieving the legendary American
Dream that Davis had envisioned.
She was five months away from graduating with a Masters
degree in Medical Administration at Audrey Cohen College,
in Queens, New York.
whole life was about her education, Davis said in a
telephone interview from her home in east Flatbush, Brooklyn,
got her associate degree at Hunter College, her BSC at Toro
University in Manhattan. It was as if she could never get
enough education. She was so looking forward to graduating
on December 17, 2002.
Ironically, whoever took Donnas life nearly three years
ago apparently also took away her books.
they found her body in Canarsie, the only thing I got was
one side of earring. No books, Davis said.
The last time Donna was seen alive, she was in her ex-boyfriend,
Andre Neversons minivan, outside the college at which
she had a night class.
It was the same day Neverson had allegedly shot his sister
Donnas battered body, bearing gunshot wounds to the
head, was found three days later in a weed-choked lot in Queens.
has to be held accountable, Davis said calmly yet sternly.
were not living together, not engaged. Donna was getting on
with her life. There can be no reason for killing her.
Although their romantic relationship had recently ended, Donna
had maintained contact with Neverson.
would give him an ear, Davis said .
But Davis recalled having always been sceptical about the
friendship this good-looking, muscular, streetwise six-footer
had with her ambitious daughter.
Donna had first met Neverson several years before when she
lived with her parents at Crown Heights.
was passing by and offered to help her with her car,
as a mother, you know, you pick up certain things about a
guy. First of all, he could not talk to me. He could not converse.
Perhaps, he had something to hide, she said.
used to say he was a complainer, people saying this about
him or that about him.
we would go out and her cellphone would ring, she would say
Im with my mom. He was always checking upon
her; wanted to know where she was.
had an ego problem. But Donna was a strong-willed person.
He could not really control her.
What the Davises apparently did not know was that Neverson
had a reputation as a ladies man and had several children
with other women.
dont know how much Donna knew of that. I certainly didnt
know he had children and women. It was afterwards that we
heard he was some kind of Romeo, Davis said.
They also didnt know he had a formidable criminal record,
including the 1992 attempted murder of Earl Mitchell, an uncle
of another ex-girlfriend, for which he served five years in
was cruel irony, Davis said, when I remember things
like one day, right here (at home), he told me, I love
Donna. I would never hurt Donna. He told so many lies.
Within months of their love affair ending, Donnas life
was brutally brought to an end.
Neverson has been on the run ever since.
But he took time to continue to torment the Davis family by
sending Donnas mother a chilling note that read: Youll
never see her again.
was not signed, but I knew it was that guy, Davis said.
Last month, she told the New York Daily News, He needs
to suffer. He needs to be caught and to suffer.
On Thursday evening, she told the Sunday Guardian: I
did not want him to know I am in pain, because he is a monster,
and I didnt want him to be gloating.
just wanted him to know that he would pay. They would hold
him at some point.
he is, somehow, somewhere, they will find this guy.
Donnas father Clyde, a retired mechanical engineer,
and her brother Clint, 33, are still trying to cope with the
brutal killing, Davis said.
has always been a very reserved person. Introverted. You could
tell hes hurting though. Theres a lot of pain
Hes coping somewhat better.
you know, the things we liked to do, we dont want to
do anymore. Like travel. You want to do it but you cant
get it together.
In the meantime, Davis gives much credit to the investigators
who, she said, have been relentless in their pursuit of the
know, quite often people say police dont do their job.
Well, detective (Pete) Margraf is on this case like white
on rice. He calls me every week, saying Hang in there.
We gotta get this guy.
Davis said she suspects Neverson has accomplices to his flight
from police custody.
just cant understand how one person can be so evasive,
although I dont think he could be doing it by himself.
last I heard he was in Trinidad.
really hope he will get what he deserves.
Next week Friday, on the third anniversary of Donnas
killing, Davis plans a day of reflection.
July 8, I meditate. I think of her. I go to the cemetery.
look at her (greeting) cards. She would send me a card for
no reason. I would read them.
would be thinking of her, reading her cards, remembering the
good times we shared.
Davis said she has kept scores of cards her daughter had sent
She read from one of them: Dearest Mummy, you are definitely
the best. I couldnt ask for more. May God continue to
bless and keep you.