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September 14, 2018

Westminster Barracks - Death investigation


VSP News Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
NEWS RELEASE
 
CASE#: 18B105556
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Lt. John-Paul Schmidt  
STATION: Westminster
CONTACT#: 802-722-4600
DATE/TIME: 2:12 a.m. Friday, September 14, 2018
INCIDENT LOCATION: Snow Creek Inn, 239 Vermont Route 100, Dover, Vermont
INCIDENT TYPE: Death investigation
 
VICTIM: Tara Oliveri
AGE: 43
TOWN OF RESIDENCE: Dover
 
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
The Vermont State Police is investigating a death at the Snow Creek Inn in the town of Dover in Windham County.
 
The Dover Police Department received a 911 call at 2:12 a.m. Friday, September 14, 2018, from a male later identified as Jeffrey Pahkala, 37, of Dover. He reported that a woman, later identified as Tara Oliveri, 43, of Dover, had been shot at the Snow Creek Inn on Vermont Route 100. Responding authorities located Oliveri deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.
 
The body will be transported to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Burlington for an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death. This appears to be an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the public.
 
Dover police requested assistance from the Vermont State Police, which responded with the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Major Crime Unit and the Crime Scene Search Team.
 
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Vermont State Police in Westminster at 802-772-4600.