Bristol man, 63, found dead after missing for more than a week

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A Bristol man who’d been missing for more than a week has been found dead.

Vermont State Police say family members found the body of Walter Rusch, 63, at about 10:00 a.m. Saturday in a wooded area near his home.

Troopers say it wasn’t immediately clear how long Rusch had been there, but the last confirmed sighting was at home late at night on Thursday, April 15. He was reported missing the next day.

Rusch’s body is at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington for an autopsy. Detectives are looking into his death, but so far, VSP does not believe the circumstances to be suspicious.

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