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Update in Newport Death Investigation



posted at 4:54 pm Mon Jul 7th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Detectives continue their death investigation into the July 5 incident at 123 Lake Road in Newport, VT.

The preliminary autopsy by the Vermont Office of the Chief Medical Examiner indicates that Isaac Hunt, age 35 of Derby, died as a result of a incised wound to the leg; the manner of death, homicide.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned that Hunt and his girlfriend Kayla McCullough, age 25 of Charleston, went to the residence on Lake Road in Newport as a result of an on-going dispute with Christian Cornelius, age 31, and Garrett Cornelius, age 24; both of Newport, VT. Upon arrival a physical altercation ensued. It was learned that during the confrontation Christian Cornelius wounded Hunt in the leg with a knife.

The Vermont State Police continue to work with the Newport Police Department on the death investigation; which will be reviewed by the Orleans County State's Attorney's Office.

No other information is available at this time pending further investigation, completion of the final autopsy report, and review by the Orleans County State's Attorney. When more information becomes available, an updated press release will be issued.

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

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STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
Death Investigation in Newport, VT

Newport, VT - 7/5/14 - Today, July 5, 2014 at approximately 1:27PM, the Vermont State Police in Derby received several 911 calls regarding a fight at 123 Lake Road in Newport, VT. Members from the Vermont State Police, Newport Police Department, and the US Border Patrol were dispatched immediately. Upon arrival officials found Isaac Hunt, age 35 of Derby, deceased.

At the request of the Newport Police Department, members of the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation responded to investigate the incident. The decedent will be transported to the Vermont Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

The Vermont State Police have assumed primary in the investigation in conjunction with Newport Police Department. Investigators are working closely with the Orleans County State's Attorney's Office.

At this time there is no indication of an increase risk to public safety. No other information is available at this time. When more information becomes available, an updated press release will be issued.

Relevant Address(es):
Derby, VT 05829 (Set as Local)
Newport, VT 05855 (Set as Local)

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