Police investigate death at Texas Falls

HANCOCK— On April 9, at approximately 4:18 p.m. the Vermont State Police were contacted by a concerned citizen who reported a human body in the water at Texas Falls in Hancock. This area is part of the Green Mountain National Forest.

Members of the Vermont State Police, United States Forest Service-Police, Hancock Volunteer Fire Department, Colchester Technical Rescue, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner-(Assistant Medical Examiner) responded to investigate.

At approximately 9 p.m., members of the Colchester Technical Rescue Team were able to recover a female body from the water located at the bottom of the falls just below the foot bridge that crosses the falls.

The female has been identified as 35-year-old Kate Nicholson of Middlebury.

Next of kin has been notified. Nicholson’s body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington for autopsy. The Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office was notified and assisted in the investigation.

At this time the investigation into the cause and manner of death is ongoing and pending autopsy results.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation-Troop B-East at 802-722-4600.

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