New Hampshire

Vehicle in River May Belong to Woman Missing Since '78; Human Remains Found

New Hampshire State Police

Authorities say a recently discovered vehicle that's been submerged in the Connecticut River for decades may belong to a New Hampshire woman who went missing in 1978.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says the vehicle was recently found south of a covered bridge that connects Lancaster, New Hampshire, with Lunenburg, Vermont.

A Fish and Game dive team is actively searching the area around the vehicle. Human remains were found at the scene, state police said.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that the vehicle may belong to Alberta Leeman, of Gorham, New Hampshire, who disappeared in 1978. Her disappearance is not considered suspicious.

Vermont State Police and other agencies are working on the case.

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