No updates on missing Townshend woman

TOWNSHEND -- There are still no leads in the case of a missing Townshend woman two weeks after she was last seen.

Vermont State Police had no new information about Helen Holmes, 59, and her possible whereabouts Friday.

"(We're) still following any potential leads that arise and we have checked all roads applicable to this case," VSP Capt. Ray Keefe, Troop D Commander, said in an e-mail to the Reformer. "Detectives also continue following up other avenues via subpoenas such as finances."

Holmes was reported missing Friday, Sept. 6. Her husband, Steven M. St. Peter, said Holmes woke up around 8 a.m. and told him she was going to tend to animals on their farm located at their home on 560 Plumb Road. Around 10 a.m., St. Peter said he awoke to a note telling him she would be back later.

"She said, 'I love you,' but I haven't heard from her ever since," he previously told the Reformer.

St. Peter was the last person who has reported seeing Holmes before her disappearance. She was driving a 2010 maroon or reddish Subaru Forester with the Vermont plates DAK316 that expire in 2015, he said.

Holmes is 5'9 and weighs 170 pounds. She has blonde hair, green eyes and is a registered nurse at Grace Cottage Hospital.

The Vermont Civil Air Patrol on Saturday searched the Jamaica and Townshend areas for Holmes on Saturday, Sept. 14, but turned up nothing.

Anyone having any information about Holmes or having any contact with her is asked to call the state police at 802-254-2382.

Domenic Poli can be reached at, or 802-254-2311, ext. 277. You can follow him on Twitter @dpoli_reformer.


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