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Aug 8, 2015 4:25 PM

UPDATE: Vermont victims related to woman who allegedly shot Barre social worker

The Associated Press

BERLIN, Vt. - Vermont state police say they're investigating the deaths of three people related to a woman arrested a day earlier in the fatal shooting of a state social worker.

Three bodies were found on Saturday morning at a home in Berlin, with police saying at least two appeared to have been shot. Police say the Berlin victims, all female, were related to Jody Herring, who police say fatally shot state social worker in neighboring Barre late Friday afternoon.

Authorities said that victim, Lara Sobel, had handled a case for the state Department for Children and Families in which her alleged killer's daughter was removed from the home.

Gov. Peter Shumlin said it's not believed there's a continuing threated related to the incidents.


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