State police try to find identity of human remains found in Goshen
GOSHEN — Vermont State Police are trying to find out the identity of the remains of a human body that was found in Goshen on Tuesday.
A member of the public discovered the remains on Tuesday and alerted state police, according to VSP Public Information Officer Scott Waterman.
Troopers will be on the scene on Wednesday to recover the remains and investigate, he said. Capt. J.P. Sinclair, chief criminal investigator with the VSP, will take charge of the investigations, and a command post is being set up at the New Haven state police barracks.
Police don’t know how the person died and would not speculate on who it could be.
The most high-profile missing persons case in Addison County this past year has been that of Denise Hart, a 24-year-old Hartford, Conn., woman last seen leaving a friend’s home in Sudbury on Jan. 25. In February, police found the burned remnants of a borrowed, silver 2001 Pontiac Grand AM that Hart had been driving while in the area. In August, the VSP Scuba Team and other search-and-rescue divisions of the state police took advantage of a low water mark in the Otter Creek to investigate a roughly six-mile stretch of the waterway near the Cornwall-Salisbury border for possible remains of Hart.
Sinclair told reporters at the time of the August search of Otter Creek that “foul play is strongly suspected” in the disappearance of Hart, the mother of a 3-year-old son.