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Police: Human Remains Discovered in Vt. Woods



    Police: Human Remains Discovered in Vt. Woods

    Authorities are investigating the discovery of human remains found in a wooded area of Williamstown, Vermont.

    State police said a person hunting on Nov. 11 contacted authorities just before 3 p.m. after he came across remains believed to be a lower jawbone.

    The remains were collected by the Vermont State Police uniform and Bureau of Criminal Investigation detectives and taken to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Burlington who later determined the jawbone was human.

    State police conducted a further search of the area on Nov. 14 and 15 but no other remains were located.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Dental records were submitted to the Medical Examiner's Office for three people recently reported missing but authorities said none of the records matched the jawbone. Additional testing is now being conducted including DNA and an analysis of the jawbone by an anthropologist.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vermont State Police in Middlesex at 802-229-9191.

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