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April 13, 2017

Fire/Death investigation in Danville 17A401871

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A401871

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Trooper Chris Pilner                         

 

STATION:  St. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: (802)748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 4/13/17 at 0950

INCIDENT LOCATION: 1450 Bruce Badger Memorial Highway, Danville

 

VICTIM: Paul Munkittrick

AGE:33

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Danville, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 4/13/17 the State Police responded to a request for assistance from the

Danville Fire Department who was responding to a structure fire at 1450 Bruce

Badger Memorial Highway. When the Fire Department arrived to the residence a gunshot was heard

coming from the nearby wooded area. A male was then located slumped over on the

ground. The male suffered from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The

male who was the owner of the residence was identified as Paul Munkittrick.

There was nothing suspicious in nature and there is no risk to the public at

this time. The decedent was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical

Examiner for an autopsy. The investigation into his death continues. The Vermont

State Police Arson Unit in conjunction with the Division of Fire Safety are

investigating the cause of the fire.