Bill Would Create Vermont Cold Case Unit | NECN
Vermont

Vermont

The latest news from around the state

Bill Would Create Vermont Cold Case Unit

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Bill Would Create Vermont Cold Case Unit
    Vermont State Police
    A file photo of a Vermont State Police cruiser.

    Vermont legislators are considering dedicating a state police unit to solving cold cases.

    MyChamplainValley.com is reporting that the state has 55 unsolved murders dating back to the 1950s as well as 35 unsolved missing person's cases that go back to the 1940s.

    Republican Rep. Patti Lewis, of Washington, Vermont, is sponsoring a bill that would create a cold case unit within the Vermont State Police to investigate these cases. It would include at least two part-time investigators.

    The state police's Major Crime Unit was created in 2015 but officials say current cases take priority. Major Glenn Hall of the Vermont State Police says it's a positive thing when police are able to resolve a case and give the family of the victim or missing person some closure.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android