EDEN — In the ongoing investigation regarding the disappearance of two Massachusetts men, Jahim Solomon, 21, of Pittsfield, and Eric White, 21, of Chicopee, the Vermont State Police made a grim discovery after two bodies were found in a remote area.
Police say the location of the bodies was the result of information that came to light as detectives searched for the missing men. The bodies were discovered along Albany-Eden Road.
The initial discovery took place on Tuesday afternoon when a Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife game warden found evidence suggesting suspicious activity several dozen feet off the road in Eden. The subsequent search on Wednesday led to the discovery of the remains of one individual, with a second body found approximately a mile north later that day.
While official identification of the bodies is pending, as it falls under the jurisdiction of the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington, the circumstances surrounding Solomon’s and White’s disappearance have raised suspicions. The Vermont State Police have therefore categorized this case as a homicide investigation.
So far, no arrests have been made in connection with this case, although several persons of interest and potential suspects have been identified. The police are operating under the belief that this was an isolated incident.
In addition to the discovery, a related search warrant was executed over the weekend at a residence in Albany. This operation was assisted by the Vermont State Police’s Search and Rescue Team and New England K-9 Search and Rescue.
The investigation has called on resources from several departments, including the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and VSP’s Victim Services Unit. Additional support has come from the Morristown Police Department, the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
The Vermont State Police is reaching out to the public for assistance. They request anyone with relevant information to contact the Vermont State Police in Derby at 802-334-8881.