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Body of Missing Vermont Student, Michelle Gardner-Quinn, Found

The sad conclusion has occurred in the case of missing 21 year old UVM student Michelle Gardner-Quinn. Her body was was located.

After chasing leads for nearly a week, police investigating the disappearance of a University of Vermont student got a break when a group of hikers spotted a body in a rocky ravine.

Suspect Brian Rooney has also been arrested Friday on unrelated charges of sex abuse in two other Vermont counties.

Rooney, 36, was arrested Friday on unrelated charges of sex abuse in two other Vermont counties. He had been the focus of the police investigation into Gardner-Quinn’s disappearance since was recorded on a jewelry store surveillance camera with her around 2:30 a.m. Oct. 7. Rooney was charged with sexual assault in Caladonia County, 80 miles north of Burlington, and with lewd and lascivious conduct with a child in neighboring Essex county, where he previously lived, authorities said. (ABC)

Worst fears come true in Vt. search, Student’s body is discovered; area man held

Police said 21-year-old Michelle Gardner-Quinn had apparently been slain, and identified Brian L. Rooney, 36, of nearby Richmond, as the suspect in a crime that has deeply unnerved this bucolic college town. Rooney, who police say is the last person seen with Gardner-Quinn, was arrested yesterday on unrelated sexual assault charges.

As ashen-faced Burlington Police Chief Thomas Tremblay announced “with a heavy heart” that the six-day search for Gardner-Quinn had ended, the outgoing student’s friends sobbed, their worst fears realized.

“I don’t even know what I’d say,” said Adam Briere, 19, a close friend. (Boston Globe)


October 14th, 2006 at 11:17am Posted by | Brian Rooney, Found Deceased, Michelle Gardner-Quinn, Missing, Missing Adult | no comments

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