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Divers find knife at Burlington murder scene

Ralph Bell Ralph Bell
Daniel Whalon Daniel Whalon

Burlington, Vermont - July 27, 2011

Police divers have found a knife that may have been used to kill a Burlington man.

Authorities say 54-year-old Ralph Bell was stabbed to death last week on a railroad bridge over the Winooski River. On Tuesday, dive teams found a knife in the river under the bridge.

According to the Burlington Free Press the knife will now be tested to see if it is the same weapon used in the murder.

Daniel Whalon, 25, of Burlington, is being charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing Bell, who was reportedly his lover. Whalon hasn't entered a plea since he's been court ordered to the Vermont State Hospital for an in-patient mental health evaluation.


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