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Police investigate death of Mt. Holly woman

Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 11:21 PM EDT
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KILLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont State Police have identified the Mt. Holly woman who died of a gunshot wound in Killington Wednesday.

Police say Brittany Bouthiette, 28, was found dead inside a car along Route 4 near the Aspen East Ski Shop just after 7 p.m. Witnesses told police Bouthiette was in the passenger seat of the westbound car and that her boyfriend, Cody Ahonen, 28, was driving. Police say Ahonen claims Bouthiette was despondent and pulled out a gun. The two struggled over the weapon and she shot herself.

Police investigators on Thursday examined the car as well as searching in the nearby grass. By 11 a.m. the car was towed and the crime scene cleaned up.

While the autopsy reports the cause of death to be a gunshot wound, the manner of death is still pending.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Rutland barracks.

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