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Carlton Man Found Shot To Death Near In His Car Last Night: VIPD

FREDERIKSTED — Police are investigating a St. Croix man who was found shot to death in his car near his home last night.

Travis Blair, 37, of Estate Carlton was identified by family members as the homicide victim, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center received a call of an unresponsive adult male in a vehicle in Estate Carlton at 10:21 p.m. Tuesday, according to the VIPD..

“Officers traveled to the area and found the male received multiple gunshot wounds with no vital signs,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

VIPD officers along with the Medical Examiner’s Office in Estate Carlton where 37-year-old Travis Blair was found shot dead last night,

St. Croix District Chief of Police Sidney Elskoe appealed to community members to provide any information they may have about the incident.

“Unfortunate incidents like this never happen in a vacuum. Someone knows something that can assist our detectives to find who did this,” Chief Elskoe said. ]He urged the community to contact police by calling 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.

On social media, Blair says he studied at the University of the Virgin Islands; that he is from Christiansted and was currently living in Richmond, Virginia. He chose a Facebook profile picture that shows him wearing a white t-shirt with “Good Life” written on it.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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