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Police Need Your Help To Find Johnny Caines, Missing On St. Croix: VIPD

FREDERIKSTED — The VIPD is asking for the St. Croix community’s assistance in locating 65-year-old Johnny E. Caines.

Caines is a Black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 230 pounds. He has black and grey hair in a low haircut, with a dark complexion. He is known to frequent the Louis E. Brown Villas in Estate Paradise. He was last seen on October 15.

If you have seen Johnny Caines, or know of his whereabouts, please call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 778-2211, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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