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Police Investigating Death In Lindbergh Bay On Saturday Morning: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating after a dead body was found in the road near the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas on Saturday morning, authorities said.

Joseph Jason Jackson, 49, was positively identified by relatives as the deceased, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police officers to Lindbergh Bay where an unresponsive male was found laying in the roadway at 10:32 a.m. Saturday, according to the VIPD.

Emergency Medical Technicians performed CPR and transported Jackson to the Schneider Regional Medical Center, where he subsequently died, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

The cause of death is unknown at this time, pending an autopsy, according to Derima.

This case is currently under active investigation.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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