Police investigate after woman’s body discovered inside container in Troy

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TROY — Vermont State Police are actively investigating a suspicious death discovered in the town of Troy.

The investigation commenced following a call received by VSP around 1 p.m. on Tuesday. The call, made by a member of the public, reported the potential discovery of a human body inside a large container on a sand bar within the vicinity of Big Falls of Missisquoi State Park on River Road.

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Upon arrival, troopers confirmed the presence of a deceased adult woman at the scene. The area was secured and meticulously processed for evidence. Subsequently, the body was transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for further examination, including an autopsy to ascertain identity and determine the cause and manner of death.

The discovery of the body occurred within the context of an ongoing missing-persons investigation involving Kayla Wright, 29, of Derby, who was last seen in Troy early Friday, Feb. 2.

The investigation into this suspicious death by the Vermont State Police has been relentless, with troopers working through the night and continuing to pursue leads actively.

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Various units within VSP, including the Major Crime Unit, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Field Force Division, Crime Scene Search Team, and Victim Services Unit, are all engaged in the case.

As of now, no individuals have been taken into custody. Initial findings suggest this incident is isolated, with no apparent threat to the broader community.

Authorities urge anyone with information pertinent to the investigation to contact the Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881.

At present, no further details are available. Vermont State Police have committed to providing updates as the investigation progresses.

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