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ANOTHER MURDER IN ST. THOMAS: Body Found in Nadir Lagoon

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 8:43am, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report from a concerned citizen of a body having been discovered in the waters of the lagoon located in Nadir.

Officers responding to the scene confirmed the report as they located the body of a black male with braids, entwined in the mangrove. Personnel with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources were contacted and along with officers and detectives; removed the body and it transported to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center where an autopsy is to be performed.

The deceased possessed no identification and the case has been listed as a DOA (Dead on Arrival) pending the results of an autopsy. Detectives are continuing their investigation into the matter.

Should anyone have information concerning this matter, they’re asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 340-714-9823 ext. 5617, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-714-9807 ext. 5556, the Office of the Chief of Police at 340-774-2211, the anonymous tip service Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or go to

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John McCarthy

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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