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Sunday, July 14, 2024


Police on St. Croix have not ruled out any reasons for the disappearance of a vacationing Arkansas man who has been missing on the island since Aug. 13.
David Voss, a chiropractor from Clarksville, Ark., was reported missing by his family on Aug. 19 after he failed to return home from a week-long scuba diving vacation on the island. According to St. Croix Deputy Police Chief Novelle Francis, the family and officers from the department’s Blue Lightning Marine Unit searched the remote coves of the North Shore near Annaly Bay last weekend, to no avail.
"We have no new leads; nothing has shown up," Francis said Thursday.
Voss, a father of two, last spoke with his wife by telephone from St. Croix on Aug. 12 and reportedly told her that he wouldn’t call again before returning home on Aug. 19 unless there was an emergency. Family members said Voss’s wife didn’t go on the vacation because of a last-minute job interview.
After the family reported Voss missing, the V.I. Police Department, the U.S. Coast Guard and divers scoured the area off the North Shore where Voss was believed to have gone diving. On Aug. 12, Voss had rented scuba gear and gone for a dive. The next day, he reportedly rented diving gear for the week.
He was scheduled to check out of the Carambola Beach Resort on Aug. 18. However, he did not arrive as expected in Arkansas.
Authorities searching Voss’s room at the Carambola found his personal belongings but no scuba gear. His rental car was parked on the hotel premises.
"We’re looking at this from all angles — insurance policies, finances, background," Francis said. "There is no evidence, other than just the rental of the equipment, that he went diving. We have to look behind that."
Anyone with information about Voss is asked to call the police at 778-2211 or any of the following Arkansas numbers at area code 501: 754-7678, 754-2500, 754-1098, 754-3036 or 754-2200.

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