Police: Dead body found at Casella recycling center

  • Police and a medical examiner gather next to a Hartford police vehicle at the Casella recycling processing center in White River Junction, Vt., where a woman’s body was found on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. The Vermont State Police are assisting the Town of Hartford Police Department with the investigation. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Valley News / Report For America — Alex Driehaus

Published: 1/17/2023 1:37:36 PM
Modified: 1/17/2023 5:21:45 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A woman’s dead body was found in the Casella recycling processing center on Route 4 on Tuesday, according to a news release from Hartford police.

The incident appears to be isolated, so there is no risk to the community, the release said. The Vermont State Police are assisting in the ongoing investigation.

Casella’s operational and safety teams are working with state and local authorities to help with the ongoing investigation, Jeff Weld, a spokesman for the Rutland, Vt.-based company, said in an emailed statement Tuesday. 

“We are also ensuring that the Casella employees who were exposed to this tragedy are receiving the support that they need,” he wrote.

He directed questions to police. Hartford police did not return emails or voice messages by deadline on Tuesday.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Hartford Police Department at 802-295-9425.

— Staff report

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