Police Report

Body of missing man found in Charlotte

by Chea Waters Evans, Charlotte Bridge

On Thursday, Nov. 11, Vermont State Police found the body of a missing Shelburne man on Thompson’s Point in Charlotte. According to a VSP press release, “The Vermont State Police Search and Rescue Team and New England K9 located the body of Missing Person, John Grundler, age 48, of Shelburne, VT in a wooded area off N. Shore Rd.”

Shelburne Police had issued a missing person and welfare check alert for Grundler on Nov. 2 after family and friends contacted them with concerns; he hadn’t been heard from since Oct. 20, which was out of the ordinary. On Wednesday, Cpl. Jon Marcoux with the Shelburne Police Department wrote in an email to The Charlotte Bridge that Shelburne and state police were searching the Thompson’s Point area after someone reported that a car had been parked on Thompson’s Point Road “for well over a week.” The search continued on Thursday.

Grundler was last seen at the Days Inn in Shelburne, where he was living.

In a press release, VSP said, “Grundler’s death is not considered to be suspicious. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be assisting in this investigation and the method and manner of death is pending autopsy.”

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  1. Though every death is sad and this one likely very tragic as well, it looks as though spending countless amounts in taxpayer dollars putting homeless up in motels does nothing to remedy the mental illnesses and drug addiction and alcoholism that almost always precipitated their being homeless to begin with, huh legislators?

  2. Lets see, most if not all of the homeless either have a mental issue or a dependency
    on drugs and all the state wants to do is hand them a few buck and put them up in a
    hotel….. problem solved, yeah !!

    In either case, they need help by medical professionals not some bureaucrat, just
    throwing taxpayer money at the problem, but it makes them sleep better I guess.

    I was downtown Burlington yesterday, homeless panhandling on every corner near
    City Hall ” pathetic ” …. most had nice cell phones and cigarettes and sucker would
    give them money

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