Rescue crews work below Fairfax Falls, on Monday afternoon, where a Fairfax woman went missing the day before. (Gregory J. Lamoureux, County Courier)

By Gregory J. Lamoureux
County Courier

FAIRFAX: A crew from Colchester Technical Rescue recovered the body of a middle aged female below the Fairfax Falls Monday afternoon.

Crews were on the scene attempting to locate Susan Gray, 58, of Fairfax. Gray went missing yesterday morning after she told family members that she was leaving to go for a walk and never returned.

Her vehicle was located at the fishing access below the Falls around 4 pm yesterday.

Few details were available Monday afternoon, but Lieutenant Corey Lozier of the Vermont State Police did confirm that a body of a woman matching Gray’s description was located and is being transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington. 


Lozier said the next of kin had been notified, insinuating it was the body of Gray, but no confirmation of such has taken place.

In addition to Vermont State Police, rescue and law enforcement personnel from Colchester Technical Rescue, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, and the Medical Examiner’s office were also on scene.

Police have yet to say if foul play is suspected, however an official statement on the recovery of a body is expected later this afternoon, at which point this story will be updated. In a press release sent last night, police said Gray had been going through significant health issues, and that she had just recently been released from the hospital. 

Lozier confirmed the case is now being handed over to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations unit within the Vermont State Police.

Emergency workers left the scene at around 1:45 pm Monday afternoon after loading the body of the woman into an indiscreet, gray-colored minivan for transportation to the Medical Examiner’s office.

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