Milwaukee Native Murdered In Virgin Islands


Gabe Lerner

SHOREWOOD – A Milwaukee native was killed in the Virgin Islands in an apparent robbery gone bad.

Gabe Lerner disappeared the day after he passed the bar.

Now, his family is heart-broken and asking why.

Lerner really had a great future ahead of him. After graduating from Shorewood High School, he went to law school and landed a dream job in paradise: the U.S. Virgin Islands.

But his life was cut short in what appears to be a kidnapping and robbery.

{josquote}Gabe had a passion for music, the Baha'i Faith and his new life in the Virgin Islands.{/josquote}

Twenty-seven year old Lerner was an up-and-coming lawyer.

He grew up in Milwaukee, but found a second home as a law clerk in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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