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Police Searching For Edward Paul Wanted For Questioning In The Murder Of Choco Diaz

CHRISTIANSTED — Police are searching for a 42-year-old St. Croix resident wanted for questioning in a murder that took place in La Grande Princesse today.

Edward “Eggnog” Paul was last seen with 37-year-old Carlos “Choco” Diaz who was shot multiple times in front of Anna’s Bar in La Grande Princesse before 3:30 a.m., the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Mr. Paul is wanted for murder in this matter and we are asking the community for their assistance in locating him,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Paul  wears glasses, has low hair cut hair and facial hair. He is considered a “person of interest” by the VIPD.

“If located approach with caution, Edward Paul has a national extradition,” Dratte said. “He is considered armed and dangerous.”

Anyone with information please call 911 or (340) 778-2211. Make contact with Detective Leon Cruz, Major Crimes Unit at (340) 712-6041. If you know the whereabouts, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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