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Vermont State Police Investigates Suspicious Death in Newport

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NEWPORT TOWN, Vermont (Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023) — The Vermont State Police is investigating a suspicious death that occurred Saturday night, Oct. 14, 2023, in Newport Town.

The investigation began at about 6: 45 p.m. Saturday when police received a call reporting an adult man had been shot inside a home on Farrar Road in Newport Town. Arriving troopers discovered a man deceased at the scene.

The case is in its earliest stages and involves members of the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Field Force Division, Crime Scene Search Team and Victim Services Unit. No one is currently in custody, but this is believed to be an isolated incident. The identity of the victim will be released following further investigation and notification of relatives.

The victim’s body will be brought to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information that could assist investigators in this case is asked to call the Vermont State Police in Derby at 802-334-8881. Tips also may be submitted anonymously online at https://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

No further information is available at this time. The state police will provide updates as this investigation continues.

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