Homicides investigated by the Vermont State Police are assigned to our Major Crime Unit. The unit assists federal agencies, municipal police agencies and county sheriff's offices upon request.
Death investigations are categorized through investigation. “Unsolved homicides” are categorized based on evidence gained during the investigation where the evidence confirms the victim’s death was a homicide. Although some missing person investigations are suspicious in nature, the absence of evidence that confirms a homicide prevents the case being categorized as an unsolved homicide.
Whenever possible, an image of the person has been included in the information listed for each case. However, there are instances where investigators do not possess an image of the individual, or it is of poor quality. If you are aware of an image for any of the cases listed here that would help investigators and the public, please contact detectives through the links provided. Unsolved homicides are included on this site at the direction of the VSP's Chief Criminal Investigator.