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VIPD Needs Your Help To Find Edictor Manuel ‘Puddy’ Esquillin On St. Croix

FREDERIKSTED — Police need your help tonight to find Edictor Manuel “Puddy” Esquillin on St. Croix.

Esquillin, 34, of Estate Two Brothers, is wanted for first-degree attempted murder, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

VIPD photo of Edictor “Puddy” Manuel Esquillin

The VIPD described him as an Hispanic man who stands 5-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, has a tattoo of a tree and roses on his left shoulder, a tattoo of a tombstone on his upper left chest, a tattoo of a marijuana leaf on lower right abdomen, and tattoos of multicolored blocks, letters and star on left forearm.

WANTED MAN: Edictor Manuel “Puddy” Esquillin, 34, on St. Croix.

Esquillin is known to frequent the Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion, the Frederiksted Vegetable Market and Frederiksted Town, according to the VIPD.

“Seems like such a nice young man,” Jason said in the Virgin Islands Free Press today. “Why do people give guys like this the time of day and let them act the way they do? Family, friends, girlfriends, etc.”

Edictor Manuel “Puddy” Esquillin on Facebook.

Anyone who encounters him or knows his whereabouts are urged to call 911, the Crime Tip Line at (340) 778-4950, or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at 1(800) 222-8477.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

1 Comment

  1. Jason
    January 15, 2020 at 8:33 PM — Reply

    Seems like such a nice young man….Why do people give guys like this the time of day and let them act the way they do? Family, friends, girlfriends, etc…

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