State police unveil web tool to spread information on crime mysteries

VERMONT — Vermont State Police have launched a new tool to provide an increased focus and public awareness of missing persons cases. Interactive Vermont Missing Persons and Unsolved Homicides webpages have been created in an effort to make case specific information more readily available to the public, and create awareness that might generate new information for investigators.
“The launch of these pages will hopefully generate conversation, awareness and potentially new information to assist investigators”, said Criminal Division Commander Maj. Glenn Hall of the new web tools. “These cases have a profound impact on the lives of victims’ families, loved ones, and our communities. Our efforts here are just one step towards ensuring that these cases are not forgotten and that we are committed to finding answers
“We strongly encourage the public to submit any information that could help bring resolution to these cases.”
To view the Unsolved Cases page, with links to unsolved homicides and missing person, go online to http://vsp.vermont.gov/unsolved.
A searchable map with dropdown lists by name and county allow users to identify those cases, then link to a page with the most current information available on each case. Within each case page, the public will find a way to submit a tip anonymously, or send an email directly to investigators.
There are currently 55 unsolved homicides listed and 35 long-term ongoing missing person cases in Vermont. While some of these cases occurred in local jurisdictions, the State Police remains committed to providing any assistance needed to local police agencies that lead those investigations.
The recent announcement of new web-based investigative tools coincides with the public launch of an updated Vermont State Police website, which can be found at http://vsp.vermont.gov. All Vermont government agencies and departments are in the process of updating their webpages. The Vermont State Police recently completed and launched its site, along with all agencies within the Department of Public Safety.
The new VSP website has been updated to include the latest information available about the VSP, including employment and career opportunities, station contacts, commander information and portraits, special teams descriptions and media content highlighting the Vermont State Police. New imagery, including VSP produced videos is available for viewing on the new site. A link to the latest Vermont State Police press releases can be found on the home page.
“We hope the more user-friendly website will provide a resource for anyone with questions about the department,” Maj. Hall said.

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