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Police Investigating Apparent Double Murder In Townshend

Vermont State Police are investigating what they say appears to be a double murder in Townshend.

Update 4:52 p.m.: Police have identified the two men found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in Townshend Tuesday. Steve Lott, age 60, and his son Jamis Lott, 28, were found dead in Steve Lott's home.

Robin O'Neill, 62, was arrested for what police say is two counts of second-degree murder.

Original Post, 11:47 a.m.: At about 9 p.m. Tuesday night, police responded to the scene of a reported shooting on Abby Lane in Townshend. A woman directed them into a home where they found two men dead.

The woman was “detained” and brought back to the state police barracks in Brattleboro for questioning.

“This case is in the early stages of investigation,” said State Police Maj. Glenn Hall in a news release about the incident. Hall said “the deaths appear to be an isolated incident and there is no increased concern for public safety.”

The victims’ names are being withheld until their families are notified.

Taylor was VPR's digital reporter from 2013 until 2017. After growing up in Vermont, he graduated with at BA in Journalism from Northeastern University in 2013.
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