Vermont police have identified the woman whose body was found earlier this week in Washington, Vermont, and her death is being treated as suspicious. The woman has been identified as Tanairy “Tanya” Velazquez Estrada, a 23-year-old resident of Barre, Vermont. She was reported missing by her mother to police in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, after not hearing from her daughter for over a week.
Fitchburg police contacted Vermont law enforcement when they discovered Velazquez Estrada’s body around the same time. Her body was found by hunters in the woods along Poor Farm Road in Washington on Wednesday afternoon. Initial evidence at the scene indicated that her death occurred under suspicious circumstances.
The cause and manner of Velazquez Estrada’s death are pending toxicology testing, which could take several weeks or months. Vermont state police have stated that they continue to treat her death as suspicious, and the investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the police at 802-229-9191 or provide an anonymous tip online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.