Deaths of man, woman in Orleans under investigation

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ORLEANS — The Vermont State Police are investigating the suspicious deaths of two people whose bodies were found this evening in a home on Water Street in the village of Orleans.

At approximately 5:05 p.m., first responders discovered the bodies of a man and a woman at the residence after the incident was reported. Police have detained one person in connection with the ongoing investigation.

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The scene has been secured for evidence processing, and the victims’ bodies will be transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for autopsies to determine the cause and manner of their deaths. The names of the victims are being withheld pending further investigation and notification of relatives.

The Vermont State Police investigation is in its initial stages and involves members of the Major Crime Unit, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Field Force Division, Crime Scene Search Team, and Victim Services Unit. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department is providing assistance.

Anyone with information that could assist the state police with this investigation is urged to call the Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881.

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