Vermont State Police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman in Troy. The police received a call at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, from a member of the public who reported finding a possible human body inside a large container on a sand bar in the Missisquoi River in the area of Big Falls of Missisquoi State Park on River Road. Troopers responded to the location and confirmed the presence of a deceased adult woman. The scene was secured and processed for evidence. The body was subsequently transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy to confirm identity and to determine the cause and manner of death. Police say the body was located during the missing-persons investigation related to Kayla Wright, 29, of Derby, who was last seen in Troy early Friday, Feb. 2nd. Investigation into the suspicious death continued through the night and is ongoing. Police say no one is currently in custody. Initial investigation indicates this is an isolated incident, and there are no indications of a threat to the community. Anyone with information to assist state police is asked to call the Derby Barracks or submit tips anonymously online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.
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