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September 14, 2016

Human Remains Identified


STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

**UPDATED PRESS RELEASE**

The Vermont State Police received confirmation through DNA analysis, that the human remains found in a wooded area off of Beard Road in the Town of Orange are the remains for fugitive Philip Jackman, age 21 of Orange. 

A press release was issued in October 2015 regarding the find, which at the time were believed to be the remains of Philip Jackman (initial press release below). 

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PRESS RELEASE ISSUED IN OCTOBER 2015:
             
CASE#: 15A304823
TROOPER: Det. Sgt. Tara Thomas                                                       
STATION: Middlesex                    
CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

PRESS RELEASE
CASE#: 15A304823

TROOPER: Det. Sgt. Tara Thomas                                     
STATION: Middlesex                    
CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

DATE/TIME: Reported on 10/2/15
LOCATION: Beard Road, Orange
INCIDENT: Human Remains Found

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 10/02/15 the Vermont State Police received a report that a hunter had located human remains in a wooded area off of Beard Road in the Town of Orange while tracking his hunting dogs. 

Troopers and Detectives with the Vermont State Police responded to the scene and collected the remains and other items of interest.  The remains were sent to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington where they were viewed and are scheduled to undergo further analysis to assist in the identification of the victim.   At this time, there is no evidence to suggest the death is a result of foul play.   

In the fall of 2004, fugitive Philip Jackman, age 21, was on the run as he was wanted on a State Warrant for sex offenses.  Jackman's vehicle was located abandoned on Beard Road and information was received that Jackman was suicidal and evading his capture.  All efforts to locate Jackman were unsuccessful and the US Marshals Service adopted the case and have been searching for Jackman ever since. 

Although there is speculation that the remains recovered on 10/2/15 are those of Philip Jackman, Jackman's status as a Vermont fugitive remains in effect until investigation can confirm otherwise. 

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Scott Waterman
Vermont State Police Public Information Officer
802-241-5277
802-279-4554