Middlebury woman found dead in pool at base of Texas Falls

HANCOCK — Police are trying to determine the circumstance around the death of a Middlebury woman, whose lifeless body was discovered in the waters at Texas Falls in Hancock Monday afternoon.
A concerned citizen contacted Vermont State Police at around 5 p.m. on April 9 and reported a human body in the water at the Texas Falls Recreation Area of the Green Mountain National Forest. The falls are accessed via Texas Falls Road off Route 125 in Hancock.
Members of the Vermont State Police, U.S. Forest Service Police, Hancock Volunteer Fire Department, Colchester Technical Rescue and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (assistant medical examiner) responded to investigate. By about 9 p.m. Colchester Technical Rescue Team members were able to recover a female body from the water located at the bottom of the falls just below the foot bridge that crosses the falls.
Police identified the woman as 35-year-old Kate Nicholson. Next of kin have been notified.
Nicholson’s body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington for autopsy. The Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office was notified and assisted in the investigation.
As of Tuesday morning, the investigation into the cause and manner of death is ongoing and pending autopsy results.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation-Troop B-East at 802-722-4600.
Det. Sgt. Eric Albright issued a press release on this investigation; Det. Trooper Daniel Bennett is also involved in the investigation.

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