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August 22, 2016







Waitsfield, Vermont - August 22, 2016 - On Friday morning, 8/19/16 at approximately 9:40am, Vermont State Police Middlesex received a call from a male who was swimming at the Lareau Swimming Hole, located just off Route 100 in Waitsfield.  The male advised dispatch he had located a body at the bottom of the swimming hole.  Troopers and detectives from the Middlesex Barracks responded to the area.  Along the river's edge a pile of clothing was located, along with a wallet which contained a Vermont Drivers' License, belonging to Richard Dillon, age 30 of Warren.  Dillon had been reported missing by his family on 8/18/16 at approximately 1300 hours.  He was last seen on 8/17/16 at approximately midnight leaving a friend's residence in Waitsfield.


The body was located on the bottom of the swimming hole, in approximately 7 feet of water.  A member of the Vermont State Police SCUBA Team recovered the body, at which time a positive identification was made by troopers based on his description and tattoos.  The body was examined and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy, to determine the cause and manner of death.  The investigation is ongoing, however it does not appear suspicious at this time.  No further information is available.



Aimee Nolan, Detective Sergeant

Vermont State Police

Bureau of Criminal Investigations

A Troop - Middlesex Barracks

1080 US Route 2

Middlesex, Vermont 05602

802-229-9191 ext 5690 - Office

802-839-0324 - Cell