Body of missing St. Johnsbury woman found in Albany

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ALBANY — Authorities say that they located the body of a 34-year-old woman from St. Johnsbury who went missing on Thursday. On Friday police located her vehicle in the town of Albany, and on Saturday afternoon her body was found about 1/4-mile from where her vehicle was located.

Police say that the body of Kimberly Willis, who was last seen at about 4 p.m. on Thursday, was located near the junction of Shutesville Road and Burbank Road.

Police say that she left home telling her two sons she would be back soon, but never returned.

Willis was last seen leaving in a black 2006 Suzuki Aerio. On Friday, the vehicle was located abandoned.

On Saturday morning the search resumed and at around 11:30 a.m. her body was located approximately 1/4-mile from where her vehicle was found.

Authorities say at this time the cause of death is undetermined and investigators are waiting for autopsy results to come back.

“The preliminary scene investigation is not indicating a heightened risk to the public at this time,” the Vermont State Police said in a statement.

The investigation is ongoing and an update will be provided when more information is released.

Photo courtesy of the Vermont State Police.
Photo courtesy of the Vermont State Police.
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