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Body found; believed to be missing Townshend woman

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WINHALL, Vt. -

A body was found Wednesday in southern Vermont and police believe the remains are those of a missing Townshend woman.

Helen Holmes, 59, disappeared Sept. 6. Police say she left a note asking her husband to care for their animals and that she would be back.

Police say a hiker found human remains off Route 11 in Winhall. The body has not been positively identified, but police say Holmes' car was found nearby. The body was found with a handgun. Investigators do not suspect foul play.

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