Suspect connected to barn where remains were found

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) New court documents reveal more details about the homicide investigation for Austin Colson.

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The body of the South Royalton teen was found late last month in a barn in Norwich. An autopsy confirmed he died of a gunshot to the head.

Now court paperwork links Richard Whitcomb, a prime suspect in Colson's death, with the Norwich property where the remains were found. Police say he had been a caretaker and had access to the house, barn and grounds. Investigators quickly pinpointed the convicted felon as a suspect after Colson's disappearance in January, when the two were supposed to meet to hunt for scrap metal.

Whitcomb, who also faces federal firearms charges, remains at large in the community. Authorities say they are waiting for lab results before moving forward.