Asian-American Still Missing in the BVI
By Suelika N. Buchanan
(Tortola; BVI): Benjamin Wu, a United States Citizen who was last seen on Saturday, January 13. is still missing, according to official reports.
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has recruited the services of the US Coast Guard and HM Customs to assist in the search for the missing man.
Ben, as he is affectionately known, was staying in Long Bay, Tortola, and was due to leave the BVI on January 14. He is 29 years old, approximately 5'8" in height, medium build and has short, dark spiky hair with a small red patch in the middle.
He was believed to be wearing a light brown sleeveless top and shorts, prior to his disappearance.
The US Coast Guard helicopter has been circling the West End coastal area, while police and customs continue to conduct joint in-land searches in Long Bay where he was last seen walking at about 9:30 a.m. on the day of his disappearance, according to Police.
Wu has distinctive tattoos on his lower arms depicting Bible verses and Chinese symbols. He also has a tattoo on the back of his neck that says "peccans". His has a “Mohawk style” haircut. ~~Adz:Right~~
Police said Wu may be suffering from depression and they are concerned as to his current whereabouts. They are also asking anyone who may have knowledge of the whereabouts of Wu to please contact the police at 1-284-494-3822.
Meanwhile requests are pouring in for a safe return “home” for Wu, from his friends and family, who describe him as a well known and well liked person.
“Ben is one of the kindest people I know. I wish I could be as kind as him, I hope everything is ok with him and he returns safely home. May God watch over him,” said one man on an online site.
“Ben I hope you are safe. You are a man who gave me everything that I hold dear these days... and I want you to know, though I pray for nothing, I have prayed for you... and many, many others have been doing the same. Please come home to us all. We miss you, need you and see you as nothing more than a hero. I love you and hope you are safe. Bless you in all forms,” another e-message states.
The officers dealing with this matter are DCI Murray and Inspector Vanterpool.