FW: Update on Missing Person, Denise Hart – Police suspect foul play
From: Waterman, Scott R
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 5:20 PM
To: Hall, Glenn
Subject: Update on Missing Person, Denise Hart – Police suspect foul play
CONTACT: Scott Waterman – Vermont State Police Public Information Officer - desk – 802-241-5277 / cell - 802-279-4554
Major Glenn Hall
Criminal Division Commander
Vermont State Police
The Vermont State Police continue to investigate a missing person, Denise Hart (age 25) who was last seen leaving the residence of a friend in the town of Sudbury, VT during the evening hours of Sunday, January 25th, 2015.
Detectives with the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation became aware that Hart was missing on the night of January 31, 2015. Since that time, a team of detectives has been continuously investigating the circumstances of Hart's disappearance.
Detectives determined early on that Hart had been driving a 2001 Silver Pontiac Grand AM that she had borrowed from an acquaintance and that she reportedly left in this vehicle on the night of January 25th.
Investigation revealed that during the early morning hours of Monday, January 26th, 2015 the Vermont State Police received a report of a car fire at the Cornwall Covered Bridge fishing access, located on Swamp Road in the town of Cornwall. Vermont State Police and the Cornwall Fire Department responded to find a vehicle fully engulfed. This vehicle was identified as the same vehicle reportedly driven by Denis Hart when she was last seen.
Detectives have conducted numerous interviews with individuals who may have had contact with Hart in the weeks and months leading up to her disappearance. On Wednesday, February 11th, a search was conducted on a property located in the town of Sudbury. This search included members of the Vermont State Police Crime Scene Search Team, the Search & Rescue Team, Department of Fish and Wildlife and air support provided by the U.S. Border Patrol.
Based on the investigation to this point there is a strong indication of foul play. Detectives continue to follow up on active leads and strongly encourage anyone with information to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101. Specifically, anyone traveling in the area of the Swamp Road in the town of Cornwall during the early morning hours of Monday January 26th between midnight and 2:00 am.
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
TROOPER: Det Sgt Julie Scribner
STATION: New Haven Barracks
DATE/TIME: 01-31-15 approximately 1220
VIOLATION: Missing Person
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:
VICTIM: Denise L Hart
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hartford, CT
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 01-31-15 Detectives from the State Police were made aware of a missing person complaint in the town of Sudbury, VT. Preliminary investigation shows that Denise Hart was last seen leaving a friend's home in the town of Sudbury in the evening hours of 01-25-15. Denise Hart is known to have connection to the Hartford, CT, Rutland County, VT and Addison County, VT areas. Denise Hart is also known to use the names Tiffany and Chookie.
Anyone with any information related to the whereabouts of Denise Hart is urged to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-388-4919.
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