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Police Need Your Help To Find 2 Missing Teenagers On St. Thomas: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The VIPD is asking for the St. Thomas community’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Constance Brathwaite Phipps and 16-year-old K’Vante Brathwaite Phipps, who were last seen in Estate Wintberg yesterday, and who were each reported missing by family members.

Constance is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 254 pounds. She has brown eyes and her hair is colored red and blue. She has a light complexion. She was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, short gray leggings and sandals.

K’Vante is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 120 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. He also has a light complexion. He was last seen wearing a blue & black t-shirt with “Rich Royal” on the front, black short pants and red & white slippers.

If you have seen Constance Brathwaite Phipps and K’Vante Brathwaite Phipps, or if you know their whereabouts, please contact the Youth Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 or 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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