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VIPD: ‘Caucasian’ Man With Visible Bullet Wounds Found Dead In La Grange Today

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was found with bullet wounds to his body when police checked to see if he was all right in Estate La Grange today.

A concerned citizen walked in to the Francis Command Zone B in Frederiksted and requested a welfare check on a resident about 3 p.m. today.

The person told police that they had not seen the victim at his house for a couple of days now.

Police went to the La Grange neighborhood to make a check on the man and discovered “a Caucasian male with what appears to be bullet wounds,” the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending contact with a next of kin, according to the VIPD.

This case is under active investigation by the CIB. The onit and is asking anyone with information to please contact the CIB at 340-778-2211, Crimestoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS or 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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