Following an autopsy on Thursday, officials with the Vermont State Police identified a woman who was killed in a vehicle found behind the Cornerstone School on Portland Street in St. Johnsbury on Tuesday evening. Christina Chatlos, 38, of Williamstown and Barre, died from a gunshot wound to the torso. Her body was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington on Wednesday afternoon after being removed from a Cadillac that was found Tuesday evening on the side of a hill next to the back parking lot of the Cornerstone School. The car had multiple bullet holes in it, and at least one spent bullet casing was found in the driveway leading to the back lot. While at the scene, St. Johnsbury and state police were alerted to the possible sighting of a suspect and began a search of the area. Police went to an apartment building on Lafayette Street, which is located up the hill from the school, and officers remained there overnight and throughout Wednesday. A resident of one of the apartments said police had removed the occupants of apartment number one on Tuesday night. Authorities have provided no information as to how the apartment relates to the shooting. Det. Lt. Eric Albright, with the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit, addressed media on Wednesday afternoon and referenced two subjects that were being detained on unrelated arrest warrants out of the state of Massachusetts. He did not specify their possible connection to the homicide.
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