UPDATE (Feb. 8, 2024) -- Vermont State Police announced the medical examiner's office conducted an autopsy on the victim found inside the container and positively identified her as Kayla Wright, who has been missing since Feb. 2. The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and manner of death is homicide.
Investigators executed a search warrant at a home but said no one has been taken into custody yet.
TROY, Vt. (TCD) -- State police are conducting a "suspicious death" investigation after a body was found inside a large container in a state park.
Vermont State Police said in a statement that troopers received a call Tuesday, Feb. 6, from a passerby who discovered possible human remains in the container, which was located on a sand bar along the Missisquoi River. Troopers went to Missisquoi State Park and confirmed the remains were those of an adult female.
Officials transported the woman’s body to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy and positive identification.
According to Vermont State Police, the discovery occurred amid an investigation into the disappearance of 29-year-old Kayla Wright. Wright was last seen at around 4 a.m. on Feb. 2 and has not made any contact with her family or friends since then. She was reported missing to Vermont State Police the next day.
Vermont State Police said the "circumstances surrounding her disappearance are under investigation and there are concerns for her welfare."
Autopsy completed, victim identified as VSP investigation continues into woman's death in Troy - Vermont State Police