Vermont State Police Still Searching For Clues in Middlesex Homicide

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Vermont State Police are still trying to figure out what happened to a 59 year-old Barre woman, whose body was found in Middlesex on Wednesday. Police are calling it a homicide.

Investigators returned to Cook’s apartment in Barre Friday afternoon, after spending several hours there Thursday but it appears there are no significant leads at this time.

Local 22 & Local 44 news did request copies of the search warrants Friday at the Washington County Courthouse, but were told the documents are not available to the public at this time. We also touched base with the state’s attorney there, who was not available for comment.

Cook’s body was found Wednesday night on Brook Road in Middlesex. Investigators say a family member last spoke with her on the phone, July 3rd. on Thursday morning, police say that same family member called Barre Police, concerned about her whereabouts.

Cook’s neighbors say it’s been an unsettling couple of days and describe her as a kind-hearted person who was always there to help.

“This definitely rattled the entire community there was people asking a lot of questions yesterday… She was a very caring woman and I don’t understand why anyone would want to do this to her,” said Elizabeth Duprey, knew Cook.

State police are still looking for cook’s car. It’s a 2009 mini cooper clubman station wagon, cream colored with a black top and black stripes. The car has Vermont tags: GBH-823. Anyone with information is asked to contact Vermont State Police in Middlesex.

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