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Kentucky Tourist Missing On St. John Since Wednesday: VIPD

CRUZ BAY — The Virgin Islands Police Department said it is currently looking for a tourist from the U.S. mainland who has been missing for four days.

Lucy Schuhmann, 48, a visitor from Louisville, Kentucky was last seen at her rental unit in Coral Bay on Wednesday, according to the VIPD.

The owner of the rental unit called 911 at 6:18 p.m. Friday and reported that Schuhmann left her Coral Bay rental in a rented yellow Jeep Wrangler Wednesday, but hasn’t been seen since then.

Passport photo of Lucy Schuhmann, 48, of Louisville, Kentucky.

She was expected to check out of the unit and return the rented Jeep on Thursday, but hasn’t been seen since 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, VIPD spokesman Kark Caesar said.

“Her rental car was found in the National Park near Trunk Bay, nothing suspicious noted,” Caesar said.

The Park Rangers were notified. Inspection of the waters surrounding Trunk Bay was conducted by authorities and no bodies have been found in the waters off of St. John this weekend.

“A search on the Park is ongoing,” Caesar said. “Contact was made with her family on the mainland who indicated that she likes to hike and adventure out in areas like the park.”

The St. John Rescue, the National Park Rangers and the VIPD is currently searching for Lucy Schuhmann, She 5’8” tall, has a slim build and blue eyes.  

If locate you Lucy Schuhmann, please call 911 or  the VIPD at (340) 776–9110.  

Two people on a Virgin Islands Free Press Facebook platform said that they personally witnessed Schuhmann’s rental Jeep at Salt Pond, not Trunk Bay, as reported by the VIPD.

The V.I. Free Press has asked the VIPD to clarify where the jeep was found.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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