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Divers search river in Melissa Jenkins case

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BARNET, Vt. (AP) - State Police divers continue to search the Connecticut River for evidence in the murder of Melissa Jenkins, a popular Vermont prep school teacher whose body was found in the river in Barnet near the Comeford Dam.

A Waterford couple has been charged with killing Jenkins and dumping her body in the river on March 25 after luring her from St. Johnsbury home with a ruse about a broken down car.

Divers searched the river for several hours on Tuesday. St. Johnsbury Barracks Commander Lt. Mike Henry told the Caledonian Record that they were looking for any evidence related to the case.

Police also have continued to examine the Prues' car and digital devices and are seeking all records of telephone calls that they have made since they were jailed on March 28.

The Prues have pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder and improper disposal of a body. They're being held without bail.

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