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Man Reported Missing Found Dead In Water Near Frederiksted Beach: VIPD

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who was reported missing on Monday was found dead in the water near a west end beach on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Oswald A. Small, 85, was observed driving his vehicle on surveillance video that about 9:15 a.m. on May 24 near a residence in Estate Carlton, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

VIPD officers and members of the community conducted searches for Small with negative results.

“At approximately 5 p.m. on May 25, officers responded to the report of a body in the water at Carlton Beach,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The body of a Black male was removed from the water and confirmed not to have signs of life. “

The male was identified by next of kin as being Oswald Small.

Oswald Small

The cause of death is unknown at this time, pending an autopsy, police said

The investigation into this incident continues. The VIPD thanks the members of the community for the assistance in this matter.

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