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Update - Dead body (Whetstone Brook)

Detective LT Evans

Investigation is ongoing at this point. We have received information from multiple citizens. This information is currently being evaluated and investigated by the Criminal Investigation Division.

Facts we have at this time:

- The decedent is an unidentified black male, 5'7", 222 lbs, age in the mid-40's

- He was found unclothed;

- Determination of the manner of death is pending;

- No information we have received/uncovered so far identifies any risk or danger for the area residents or the public in general;

- No images of the decedent will be released at this time.

If anyone has information concerning this incident, they are encouraged to contact the department at 802-257-7950. Also, they can do so anonymously by calling 802-251-8188.

Further information will be disseminated as it becomes available.


On March 28, 2017 at approximately 1:26pm the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the Whetstone Brook behind 125 Canal St. for a possible body in the water. Brattleboro Police Department arrived on scene and found a male subject who was unconscious and not breathing in the water. There is no danger to the public at this point. The investigation is still ongoing. If anyone has information please call Detective Washburn.