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Found Deceased VT - Austin Colson, 19, Royalton, 11 Jan 2018

Discussion in 'Located Persons Discussion' started by LisaWL7TR, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. TTGAASAP

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    Thank you for the update,,,,wonder what they are looking for? Both homes are owned by the Whitcomb family.
     
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    Good Morning -

    Does anyone following this story know who RW was working with or for other than the known people on Beaver Meadow and on Turnpike in Norwich?
     
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    I think they are looking for someone that saw them together that day or video to prove that they were actually together that day.
     
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    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Richard Whitcomb was in federal court facing firearms charges.

    Colson's father is asking for the public's help in providing police with evidence:

    "We believe Rich and Austin may have met someone near Exit 16 in Enfield, New Hampshire, and we would like that person to come forward. That would be helpful," dad Dana Colson said.

    Whitcomb worked as a caretaker at the barn where Austin Colson was found. He has not been charged in the case.

    Prime suspect in Upper Valley homicide appears in court
     
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    Interesting, to say the least. I wonder if they found anything at his father-in- laws house- the gun in particular. Me thinks RW was too smart to bring the gun back, wherever he got it from. It's probably in the Connecticut River.

    https://vtdigger.org/2018/10/12/pol...rants-connection-austin-colson-homicide-case/

    Sara Willey Whitcomb, who is Whitcomb’s wife, said that police were searching for a “particular gun” and were focused on her father’s house, which shares a driveway with the Whitcombs’ home. Both homes are in Edward Willey’s name, according to assessment records.
     
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    The only thing I can think of is that LE just does not have enough and are hoping to find something to cinch the deal.
    I agree, whatever weapon was used is in the river or thrown off the Quechee Gorge bridge!
     
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    Well, rumor has it he's got away with murder before, so does this surprise us that he would get away again?
     
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    I don't know but it does not seem to be going anywhere.
     
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    NORWICH, Vt. —Jan 11, 2019
    One year after South Royalton teen Austin Colson disappeared, no arrests have been made in connection with his death.
    Austin Colson's death was ruled a homicide after the medical examiner determined he was shot in the head.

    Richard Whitcomb has been named a person of interest in the case. He's not been charged with Austin Colson's murder or disappearance.

    1 year after disappearance, no arrest in Austin Colson's murder
     
  11. Criminal Justice mom

    Criminal Justice mom Well-Known Member

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    Today is the hearing where the main suspect R.W. in the murder of Austin Colson, goes to court. He's trying to have evidence surpressed! Fingers crossed it doesn't go his way!
     
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    Thank you so much for keeping up with this case.
     
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    The hearing went very well & TEAMAUSTIN is feeling renewed hope!
     
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    What happened at the hearing?
     
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    It was about 5 hrs long and testimony from L.E. as well as a couple family members was heard. I'll try and post a link to the latest article about it.
     
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    Suspect in Austin Colson disappearance case challenges firearms evidence

    Hopefully this link works. It has info about the hearing. Also, a side note the barn where Austin's body was discovered months later has recently caved in. The pictures of it are a bit creepy with what some say seems to appear in them. I tried to post them as well but can't seem to. There is a Justice for Austin FB page where they can be seen.
     
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    Wednesday's hearing at federal court in Rutland was in regards to two motions filed by Whitcomb's attorney asking to separate the two counts of his indictment as well as not to include several statements and evidence at trial. The U.S. Attorney's Office opposes the motion to suppress statements and evidence.

    Prosecutors called seven witnesses to the stand Wednesday.
    The defense claims that Whitcomb's Fifth and Fourth Amendment rights were violated. The defense did not call any witnesses, but prosecutors asked to call one more to the stand. Another hearing has been set for May.

    Person of interest in homicide back in court on unrelated federal charges
     
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    IMO....he has some good attorneys. What a strategy. Fight to keep the evidence suppressed before you get charged and in another unrelated charge. Just throw a claim out that his rights were violated and make the Prosecutors prove that they were not. Lets hope they are wrong and just grasping at straws.
     
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    The article upstream says "another hearing has been set for May". I don't see anything.
     
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