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‘Cadaver Dogs’ Sent In In Grim Search For Dead Body of Kentucky Woman On St. John

CRUZ BAY — St. John Deputy Police Chief David Cannonier said that the search for missing Kentucky native Lucy Schuhmann is still ongoing.  

Recently the VIPD deployed its K-9 unit cadaver dogs to join in the search with the National Park Service Rangers, St. John Rescue and other law enforcement entities in the search for the 48-year-old Louisville, Ky resident, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Lucy Schuhmann, 48, when she was alive.

“There is a concentrated effort being conducted now in an area that officials believe Ms. Schuhmann may have been before missing,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said. “The VIPD is utilizing all assets and resources available in its efforts in the search.”

On September 20, 2019, the owner for the rental unit call  911 at 6:18p.m., and reported that Schuhmann left her Coral Bay rental unit in a rented yellow Jeep Wrangler, she was expected to check out of the unit and return the rented Jeep on Thursday, September 19, 2019, but hasn’t been seen her since 8:00a.m.,Wednesday September 18, 2019. 

Her rental car was found in the National Park near Trunk Bay, nothing suspicious noted. The Park Rangers were notified. Inspection of the waters surrounding Trunk Bay was conducted with negative findings. A search on the Park is ongoing. Contact was made with her family on the mainland who indicated that she likes to hike and adventure out in areas like the Park.   

Lucy Schuhmann, she is 5’8” tall, slim built and blue eyes.  

If you come in contact with Lucy Schuhmann please call 911, or the VIPD at 340 776 9110 or 340 774 2211. 

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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