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VIPD: Nude Dead Body Found Floating In The Ocean Between Krum Bay And Water Island

‘JOHN DOE’ FOUND NUDE AND DEAD: Police said a man with no identification was found floating in the water face down near Krum Bay on Wednesday morning, according to police.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man with no clothing and no identification was found floating in the ocean between Krum Bay and Water Island on Wednesday morning, according to police.

On Wednesday May 31, 2017 at approximately 10:05 a.m. a concerned citizen sailing from Water Island to St. Thomas observed an “object” floating in the Krum Bay waters, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

The sailor informed the 911 dispatchers upon closer inspection that he observed the “object” floating was a human body, according to the VIPD.

When police arrived on the scene in Krum Bay, they observed a body floating face down and washing up against the shoreline.  The body could only be identified as a male with no clothes on.

Police said that the man is considered a “John Doe” until positive identification can be made.

Anyone having any information about this incident is asked to please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340) 774-2211 or Criminal Investigation Bureau (340) 714-9801. You can also contact the anonymous tip line Crimestoppers USVI at 1(800) 222-8477 or 911.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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