Police identify victim in suspicious death investigation in St. Johnsbury

in Newport/News/St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY — Police have identified a local man who was found unresponsive on Railroad Street in St. Johnsbury last week.

According to state police, the victim has been identified as 45-year-old Johnnie Simpson Jr., of St. Johnsbury.

Investigators say Simpson was dropped off at Ocean State Job Lot on Memorial Drive at about 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, and was last seen walking south toward Railroad Street.

He was wearing a reddish-orange winter jacket at the time.

Simpson was brought by ambulance to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Police say Simpson’s death is considered suspicious.

Anyone with information that might be relevant to this case is asked to call 802-748-3111.

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