New Hampshire

Missing Woman Found Dead in NH Stream

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday as authorities investigate the woman's cause of death

Brattleboro Police

A missing woman was found dead in a stream in Westmoreland, New Hampshire, on Sunday afternoon, and authorities are investigating her cause of death.

New Hampshire State Police responded to Partridge Brook, a tributary of the Connecticut River, after receiving a call for a possible drowning just before 3:30 p.m.

Responding officers learned the victim was along the shoreline of the brook.

The woman was publicly identified Tuesday as 41-year-old Toni Baker of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who was last seen July 20 in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Foul play does not appear to be a factor in Baker's death, police said. Following an autopsy, she is believed to have drowned accidentally, with authorities saying she was likely carried into the brook by floodwaters.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this incident or who witnessed it is urged to contact Sgt. Nicholas Haroutunian by calling 603-227-2112 or by emailing

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