Police Investigate Vermont Murder-Suicide

Shaftsbury Murder Suicide

Vermont State Police are releasing more information about what led to a murder-suicide in Shaftsbury and how it happened.

The bodies of 38-year-old Trevor Gardner and 28-year-old Olanda Fitz were found Friday. Gardner, who was from Hoosick Falls, New York, was found in his truck, while Fitz, who was from Shaftsbury, was found in the yard.

Police said Monday that Gardner drove to Fitz's home because he was angry that his girlfriend was involved with Fitz. Investigators believe Gardner shot Fitz before shooting himself.

An autopsy confirmed that Fitz died of a gunshot wound to the chest. Gardner died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

A rifle was recovered in the truck with Gardner's body. No weapons were found on Fitz or near his body.

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