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FW: New Haven Barracks / Missing Person ***UPDATE***



Walter Rusch was located by family, deceased, in a wooded area near his residence.  He was located at approximately 1000 hours on April 24th.   Detectives with the Vermont State Police are investigating the circumstances of his death however they do not appear to be suspicious.  Rusch was transported to the Burlington OCME for autopsy.  Bristol Fire assisted on scene.



Detective Sergeant Lauren Ronan

Vermont State Police Shaftsbury

96 Airport Rd

Shaftsbury VT 05262


Cell: 802-793-5720





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RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Sgt. Henry J. Alberico 

STATION: New Haven Barracks 

DATE/TIME: 5:45 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2021 


INCIDENT: Missing Person 


The Vermont State Police is investigating a missing persons case in Bristol and asking members of the public to report any possible sightings. 

Walter Rusch, 63, of Bristol was reported missing from his home at 5:45 p.m. Friday, April 16. Police learned that Mr. Rusch was last seen at home overnight Thursday into Friday but was gone by 6 a.m. He is believed to be on foot and might have been spotted walking in downtown Bristol at about 11:30 a.m. Friday. Mr. Rusch did not take his personal effects with him. The case does not appear to be suspicious at this time, but there are concerns for Mr. Rusch’s welfare. 

He is a white man, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a moss-green rain jacket and dark-colored pants.   

Anyone with information or who sees a person fitting Mr. Rusch’s description is asked to call the Vermont State Police in New Haven at 802-388-4919. Tips also may be provided online by visiting 

No further information is available. Updates will be provided as the investigation continues.