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December 11, 2019

Derby/ Missing person *update*

VSP News Release-Incident








CASE#: 19A504852

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Mikkola                             

STATION: Derby                     

CONTACT#: 802-334-8881


DATE/TIME: 12/11/2019 @ 0011 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Willoughby Lake Road, Barton


MISSING: Matthew Champagne (Age 17)

Barton, VT



SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 12/11/2019 at approximately 0011 hours, the Vermont

State Police responded to a call in reference to a 17 year old male, Matthew

Champagne running away from his residence located in Barton, Vermont after being

involved in a dispute with other household members. Champagne is approximately

5'07", 140 lbs with brown hair and possibly wearing a red Nike sweatshirt and

red sneakers. Champagne is currently considered missing and anyone with

information on his whereabouts is requested to contact the Vermont State

Police-Derby Barracks at the above number.




On 12/11/2019 at approximately 1830 hours, Champagne returned home and is

no longer considered a missing person.


Thank You,


Trooper Joshua Mikkola

Vermont State Police

Troop A – Derby Barracks

35 Crawford Road

Derby, Vermont 05829