Police Say Remains Are Unlikely To Be Missing Woman

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A Vermont State Police investigator says it’s unlikely that the human remains found at a Northfield construction site are those of a woman who has been missing since 1993.

Audrey Groat was living a short distance from the location where the remains were discovered earlier this month.

She was 41 when she was last seen in August 1993 in Montpelier. Police have classified her disappearance as "extremely suspicious" and they believe she is dead.

State Police Lt. Brian Miller tells WCAX-TV it’s possible the remains belong to Groat, but the initial estimate is that the remains are more than 50 years old.

The piece of a skull and other bones were first taken to the office of the Vermont Medical Examiner and will be sent to the FBI for further investigation.

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