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Police probe woman’s death in Shrewsbury

Vermont Police detectives and members of the crime scene search team investigate Thursday evening a woman’s death inside a home in Shrewsbury earlier in the day. Photo by Alan J. Keyes/VTDigger

Vermont State Police are investigating the early Thursday morning reported death of a woman in Shrewsbury.

Detectives and members of the state police crime scene search team were at a residence at 9675 Cold River Road in Shrewsbury on Thursday afternoon where police said Sara Reynolds, 32, died earlier in the day.

Her body was taken to the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy and the cause and manner of her death remains pending, state police said in a release issued late Thursday afternoon.

State police said around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday that Reynolds had called them reporting that her boyfriend, Travis Bailey, 28, who lives with her, had left the home and may be suicidal.

As troopers were responding the residence, police said, Reynolds called back and said that Bailey was back in the home and everything was fine.

Troopers continued to the scene and met with Reynolds and Bailey separately, according to police, and they both “indicated that there were no issues and that it was just a misunderstanding.”

Troopers then left the scene, the police release stated.

A few hours later, at 1:55 a.m. Thursday, Bailey called 911 from a neighbor’s home reporting that Reynolds had killed herself in their residence, according to police.

Troopers at the scene found Reynolds dead inside the house, police said.

The scene was secured, police added, and detectives started the investigation into Reynolds’ death.

“There is no concern for the public’s safety regarding this death investigation,” the police release stated.

State police added they are working closely in the investigation with the Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office.

No other information was immediately available.

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