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Body found in swimming hole

WAITSFIELD—On Friday morning, Aug. 19 at 9:40 a.m., Vermont State Police in Middlesex received a call from a male who was swimming at the Lareau Swimming Hole, located just off Route 100 in Waitsfield. The  caller advised dispatch he had located a body at the bottom of the swimming hole. Troopers and detectives responded to the area. Along the river’s edge a pile of clothing was located, along with a wallet which contained a Vermont drivers’ license, belonging to Richard Dillon, age 30 of Warren. Dillon had been reported missing by his family on Aug. 18 at approximately 1 p.m. He was last seen on Aug. 17 at approximately midnight leaving a friend’s residence in Waitsfield.
The body was located on the bottom of the swimming hole, in approximately 7 feet of water.  A member of the Vermont State Police SCUBA Team recovered the body, at which time a positive identification was made by troopers based on his description and tattoos.  The body was examined and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy, to determine the cause and manner of death.  The investigation is ongoing; however it does not appear suspicious at this time.

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