Police: Body found at Casella believed to be that of White River Junction woman

Valley News

Published: 01-18-2023 3:38 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Authorities believe the woman whose body workers found at a Casella Waste Systems recycling processing center on Tuesday was from White River Junction, according to Hartford’s acting police chief.

Workers found the woman’s body at about 9:20 Tuesday morning. The facility is located off East Woodstock Road, also known as Route 4.

“It appears that she was transported by a truck that had been unloading dumpsters,” acting Chief Connie Kelley said in a Wednesday morning phone interview.

Kelley said the truck was delivering dumpsters from White River Junction.

While Hartford police have a “tentative identification” of the woman, who appears to have been in her late 20s or early 30s, authorities must wait for confirmation from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and notification of the next of kin, she said.

Police do not yet know the cause of death but have said it appears to be an isolated incident and there is no risk to the community.

“Obviously we treat everything worst-case-scenario until we know otherwise,” she said.

The Hartford Police Department’s social worker was on scene on Tuesday to offer support to the workers who found the woman’s body, Kelley said.

Article continues after...

Yesterday's Most Read Articles

New Hampshire expects next year's food waste ban to increase diversion to facility market
A Concord encampment story went viral. Those living there say there’s nowhere else to go
‘He was so special and unique’ – Bow family remembers Eddie Berke, 31, after Maine boating accident
Eighteen-year-old Northfield motorcyclist killed in crash in Belmont on Friday
Eight-year-old killed in head-on crash on Route 106 in Loudon
Eight-year-old killed in head-on Loudon crash identified as Aria Enciso

The investigation is ongoing in collaboration with the Vermont State Police. Anyone who might have information about the incident is asked to contact the Hartford Police Department at 802-295-9425.

]]>