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Police investigate suspicious death in St. Johnsbury

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 

Police investigate suspicious death in St. Johnsbury 

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (Monday, Feb. 15, 2021) — The Vermont State Police and the St. Johnsbury Police Department are investigating a suspicious death that occurred last week in the city of St. Johnsbury. 

Police were called at about 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, to investigate a report of an unresponsive adult man who was found on Railroad Street. The victim was brought by ambulance to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. The body was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Burlington over the weekend for an autopsy, which determined the victim's death was suspicious. Following that determination, the St. Johnsbury Police Department requested the Vermont State Police join the investigation. 

Detectives with the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit and Bureau of Criminal Investigations, along with the Crime Scene Search Team, responded Monday morning, Feb. 15, 2021, to St. Johnsbury and are investigating the death in conjunction with St. Johnsbury police. 

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of relatives and continued investigation. 

Anyone with information that might be relevant to this case is asked to contact the Vermont State Police in St. Johnsbury at 802-748-3111. 

No further details are available at this time. Updates will be provided as the investigation proceeds.