Human remains discovered in wooded area in Williston

Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 11:58 AM EST
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WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Williston Police are investigating after human remains were found in a wooded area off South Brownell Road Thursday.

Police say a hunter made the discovery of a skull near the tree line of a field around 11 a.m. Crews with Vermont Search and Rescue K9 searched the area again Friday morning. Williston Police Chief Patrick Foley says the rest of the skeletal remains were found about 200 feet away in the woods.

“Once we determine male or female, we’ll reach out to various departments in Chittenden County, the VIC, to see who they have as a missing person. The skull did have a good set of teeth that we can use, so hopefully we can come up with a positive identification and bring closure to this,” Foley said.

They say the death is not considered suspicious and that an autopsy is underway.