Girlfriend of Concord murder victim indicted on federal gun charges

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The girlfriend of a Waterford man found shot to death last month has been accused of illegally possessing guns and transporting ammunition.

Krystal Whitcomb was indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Burlington on weapons charges, according to The Caledonian-Record.

She was arrested October 14 in New Hampshire after a sheriff’s deputy stopped the car she had used in a Oct. 10 drug buy in Haverhill. Police found two handguns in the car that Whitcomb said belonged to her.

Whitcomb, 27, and her father, Shawn, 51, have been questioned in the death of Michael Pimental, whose body was found October 14 off a rural road in Concord, Vermont, by a homeowner. Pimental, 37, of Waterford, had been shot multiple times. No one has been charged with the killing.

Pimental and the Whitcombs were the focus of a heroin distribution investigation launched in July by the Vermont Drug Task Force.

In September, a confidential informant bought 20 bags of heroin from Shawn Whitcomb. A few weeks later, police said they witnessed a confidential informant buying heroin from Krystal Whitcomb.

Authorities say the Whitcombs, who face drug distribution charges, brought ammunition purchased in New Hampshire to Vermont days before Pimental was found dead.

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