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Aug 8, 2015 2:20 PM

3 found dead in Vermont home, day after fatal shooting

The Associated Press

BERLIN, Vt. — Vermont police are investigating three deaths at a home in Berlin, Vt.

WCAX-TV reports that authorities say they found the bodies Saturday morning after concerned relatives called to say they had not heard from the people who lived at the home.

Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn said police are investigating whether the deaths are connected to the fatal shooting of a social worker in neighboring Barre on Friday.

Authorities say a Department for Children and Families worker was shot and killed outside a state office building by a woman who was upset about losing custody of her daughter.

Police did not provide any information about the condition of the bodies found Saturday.

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement this afternoon in advance of a news conference planned in Montpelier.

“The Vermont State Police are working collaboratively with the Barre and Berlin police and the investigation remains ongoing. Vermonters should know that there is no indication of a broader threat at this time to state employees or the general public. The tragedy that has gripped our state over the past 20 hours is immense. In the coming days we will need to pull together as a state to come to terms with these heinous events. My heart goes out to all the families, friends, and loved ones who have been affected by these tragedies,” he said in the statement.


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