VSP investigating suspicious death in Rutland County

CASTLETON, Vt. (NEWS10) — The Vermont State Police is investigating a suspicious death in Castleton that happened Thursday. Police are currently searching for a potential suspect after a woman was found dead on the Rail Trail near 1587 South Street.

Police say a witness in the area reported a possible suspect was headed northbound on the rail trail walking toward the Castleton Campus after gunshots were heard. The witness described the suspect as a male, approximately 5’10” with short, dark-colored hair, last seen wearing a dark gray t-shirt and carrying a black backpack.

Vermont State Police say the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Residents in the area are urged to stay alert for suspicious person(s) and activities. Anything out of the ordinary is encouraged to be reported to the Vermont State Police.

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

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