posted at 4:26 pm Mon Oct 4th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)
Below is the statement that Major Ed Ledo, Commander of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations provided at this afternoon's press statement at the St. Johnsbury Barracks:
On Sunday, October 3rd at approximately 5:30 PM, the Vermont State Police were notified that human remains were found by a local camp resident in a wooded area off of Horn Road in the Town of Wheelock, VT.
The remains appear to be female and foul play is suspected.
The Vermont State Police Crime Scene Search Team has been called to process the scene.
The remains were sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington where an autopsy is being performed to determine the cause and manner of death. The process to obtain a positive identification of the victim is being conducted.
Due to the circumstances, I cannot disclose details pertaining to the body and the manner in which it was found.
We are exploring the possibility that the remains are those of Pat O'Hagan, who was abducted from her residence in Sheffield, VT sometime around September 10th. The distance from Ms. O'Hagan's home to where the remains were located is approximately ten miles.
We have informed the O'Hagan Family of this development in the case and we ask that you respect their privacy at this time.
The public is asked to call the State Police if they saw any suspicious circumstances, activity or persons in the area of Horn Road in the Town of Wheelock within the last three weeks.
I would like to take the time to remind everyone that there is a reward of up to $20,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the disappearance of Pat O'Hagan.
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
October 4, 2010
Date of Release: October 4, 2010
Incident: Human remains located in Wheelock, VT
Press Statement: Statement given by Major Ed Ledo on October 4, 2010 @ 2:00 PM
St. Johnsbury Barracks
1068 U.S. 5
St. Johnsbury, VT
Sheffield, VT 05866 (Set as Local)
Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819 (Set as Local)
Waterbury, VT 05676 (Set as Local)