Bennington police investigating suspicious death


BENNINGTON, VT (NEWS10) — Police in Bennington are investigating after they found a the body of a deceased female in the Roaring Branch River.

Police said they arrived to the scene at the flood wall located off of Caroline Drive at around 11:35 a.m., upon arrival they determined the female, who’s identity is not known yet, was dead.

Bennington Police Department’s bureau of criminal investigation detectives are working alongside the Chief Medical Examiner’s office and Bennington County state’s attorney’s office to investigate.

We spoke with a neighbor who only wanted to be identified as “Andrew.” He says the female’s body was found face down in the shallow water right outside his home by a man walking his dog Sunday morning.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Christopher Lauzon at the Bennington Police Department at 802-442-1030.

Bennington rescue, Bennington fire and North Bennington Fire Departments responded to the scene as well.

The story is developing and we will continue to update as new information is released.

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