Body found under Arch Bridge in Bellows Falls identified

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BELLOWS FALLS >> The dead body found near the train tracks under the Arch bridge has been identified.

According to a Vermont State Police press release, the body was identified as Eric Jon Bassett, 41, a homeless individual from Bellows Falls. Bassett was found on Tuesday at approximately 3:58 p.m at the train underpass at the intersection of Arch Bridge and Rockingham Street, where he was living.

Foul play is not suspected, however the cause and manner of death are pending toxicology results from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

If you have information pertaining to this incident please contact Detective Trooper Matthew Sweitzer at 802-234-9933.

Maddi Shaw can be reached at 802-254-2311 ext 275


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