Bennington man’s death investigated in Springfield

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Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a Bennington man whose body was found in woods today at the northbound Interstate 91 rest area in Springfield.

State police have identified the deceased as 63-year-old Robert M. Niles 2nd.

Lead investigator Detective Sergeant John Hagen says the death is being regarded as suspicious, but he says all deaths investigated by the state police are regarded as suspicious until they prove otherwise.

Police said in a press release that they believe Niles was traveling through the area on business.

Hagen says police were notified by a member of the public who found the body at about 6:15 this morning.

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