"Ven" Stevens (real first name Stevenson; real last name unknown) was a stevedore at the Belém, Brazil docks. He was an American who came to Brazil because Miami "got too hot". He was involved in smuggling goods from Brazil into the United States.
Stevens discovered the forgotten Whittlesey Crates in a warehouse at the Belém Docks and was attempting to break into them when he was killed by Mbwun. He was the first known victim in the string of killings that became known as the Museum Beast Murders.