Missing Newport man found dead in Barton River

in Glover/Newport/News

GLOVER — Police are reporting that Travis Stuart, 41, of Newport, was found deceased in the Barton River, approximately 1/2 mile from where he went missing on Tuesday.

They say that there is no evidence at this time to indicate this as being a suspicious death or involving foul play.

Stuart’s death is still under investigation and pending an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

On Tuesday night police began searching for Stuart after he went missing in Glover while working at a farm located near the Junction of VT-16 and VT-122.

The tractor he was using was located at the edge of a field at around 11:30 a.m., but Stuart was gone.

The Vermont State Police Search and Rescue Team, Derby Troopers, VSP K9, Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies, Newport Police, and the Glover Fire Department continued the search Wednesday.

Just after 10 a.m., police say they located his body in the Barton River.

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