Orleans man charged with double murder on Water Street

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ORLEANS — Vermont State Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the deaths of two people discovered Tuesday evening, March 12, in a home on Water Street in the village of Orleans.

Cirell Brown, 23, of Orleans, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder. He was held without bail pending arraignment, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. today in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Newport.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and authorities say they will release additional information as it becomes available.

The bodies of the victims, a man and a woman, were found by first responders at approximately 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday.

They were 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 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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