CZM violations

Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide leaves a question mark hanging over the future of his business and real estate holdings in the Virgin Islands — but local and federal investigations into his illegal activities in the territory are ongoing despite his death.

Epstein died by apparent suicide Saturday morning while incarcerated in a New York jail on charges that he raped dozens of underage girls. He was first charged with sex crimes against children more than a decade ago and pleaded guilty to child sex crimes in Florida in 2008.

— Contact Suzanne Carlson at 340-714-9122 or email