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Police: Body discovered in Barnet believed to be Jenkins

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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. -

New developments in the case of the missing St. Johnsbury woman, 33-year old Melissa Jenkins. 

In a news conference at 6:30 p.m. The Vermont State Police announced they have discovered the body of a woman they believe is Melissa Jenkins. 

The body was found off of Comerford Dam Road in Barnet.  Police say the area where it was found had been disturbed, but they would not elaborate.  Police say they will wait for an autopsy Tuesday before confirming the identity of the victim.

Jenkins vanished Sunday night. Her car was found running near her St. Johnsbury home with her two-year-old sitting in the back seat. Police say there was evidence of a struggle.

A friend went looking for Jenkins and finally found the toddler several hours later and called 911.  The child is safe with relatives.

Jenkins grew up in St. Johnsbury, went to school at Lyndon State and has worked the last eight years as a basketball coach and physics teacher at the St. Johnsbury Academy and at the Creamery restaurant in Danville.

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