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Lisa Gramling, of Hartland, left, hugs Lori Grizzaffi, of Lebanon, right, as unidentified remains are taken from a barn in Norwich, Vt., to be transported for autopsy Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The discovery was made during a search for Royalton man Austin Colson, Grizzaffi’s daughter’s boyfriend. “We’ve walked the property a million times, except the barn because it’s really unsafe,” said Gramling. The women were part of a group that searched for Colson in the months since his disappearence. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

By Jordan Cuddemi:

Authorities investigating the disappearance of a Royalton man say they found “what are believed to be human remains” on Wednesday in a Norwich barn.


The remains have not been identified and were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington for identification and an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, Vermont State Police said in a Wednesday evening news release.


Earlier on Wednesday, police said they had found physical evidence in the disappearance of Austin Colson, who has been missing since January, and were focusing their efforts on an old barn along Beaver Meadow Road.


“We have found potential evidence” in connection with Colson’s case, Lt. John-Paul Schmidt, who is leading the investigation, said on the premises. “It is a scene we are processing right now.”

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UPDATE: A meal train has been set up for the family of Austin Colson.