news script ((tape tc 8:17 Lt. J.P. Sinclair/Vt State Police:"From the inception this was considered a suspicious death.")) The suspicious death was 13-year-old Robbie Gilson of Newbury. A little after 8 am on September 5 1982 he was found dead in his sleeping bag in the cattle barn at the Champlain Valley Fair. He slept in the barn that night he helped show cows for a Newbury farmer. Press reports indicated the death was suspicious. But the autopsy determined no clear cause or manner of death -- even after testing for drugs and other substances. Police did develop new information 14 years later. ((tape tc 1:27 J.P. Sinclair:"In 1996 Gilson's body was exhumed and a second autopsy was performed. Police have now revealed that there was evidence that is consistent with Gilson having been sexually assaulted.")) news link Police Reopen 24-year-old Death Investigation "The police are hoping that continued advancement in DNA technology and help from individuals who may have information will help to solve this case," he added. But police have not called it a homicide, and they are revealing little else about the mystery. "We're not prepared to say that anybody's a suspect simply that there are people of interest in this case," said Sinclair. The police say some of "the people of interest" have died.