On April 29, 2011, the male found in the Winooski River has been identified as Frederick Johnson, age 59, of Barre Road, Montpelier. An autopsy revealed the cause of death was drowning. The death is not considered suspicious at this time.
Vermont authorities are seeking help in identifying the body of a man found Thursday at "the dam on the Winooski River on Vermont Route 100B approximately .4 mile south of US Route 2 in the town of Moretown.", according to a VSP Press Release.
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STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
INCIDENT: Body Identification
CASE #: 11A301833
TROOPER: Detective Sergeant Todd Baxter STATION: Middlesex
LOCATION: The dam on the Winooski River on Vermont Route 100B approximately .4 mile south of US Route 2 in the town of Moretown.
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
A body was found this afternoon at a dam in the Winooski River on Vermont Route 100B approximately .4 mile south of US Route 2 in Moretown. The Vermont State Police is seeking the public’s help identifying the body. The white male is in his late 40s to mid 50s with brown and gray hair with a receding hairline. The man has no facial hair. He is approximately 5’08” tall and approximately 180 pounds. He is wearing blue jeans, a gray sweatshirt, and a gray Northface brand zip up fleece coat. At this time, nothing appears to be suspicious.
The Vermont State Police is seeking assistance identifying this man and ask that all calls go to the Middlesex barracks at 229-9191.