Remains of missing Vermont woman Kayla Wright found in container amid reports of arrests in murder case

The remains of Kayla Wright were found in a container on a sandbar in a river in northern Vermont. Pic credit: Vermont State Police

The police in Troy, Vermont, have found the remains of Kayla Wright, who has been missing since the weekend. The case has been ruled a homicide, and there are unconfirmed reports that three individuals have been arrested.

The 29-year-old Kayla, a native of Derby, Vermont, was last seen in the small town of Troy near the Canadian border in the early hours of Friday, February 5.

She was reported missing the following day by her family and friends, who became concerned when she failed to make contact.

The police immediately treated her disappearance as highly suspicious, stating there were concerns for her welfare.

Since then, the Vermont State Police (VSP) teamed up with various other agencies to launch a search for Kayla. Any hopes that Kayla would make it back home safely were dashed on Tuesday afternoon when her body was found in a container that had washed up on a sandbar at the Missisquoi River at Missisquoi State Park near Troy.

The container with Kayla’s body was discovered by a search crew who were combing the area near the river for potential signs of the missing woman.

Kayla Wright died in Troy, Vermont, from a gunshot to the head

The container was found in an area where the water of the Missisquoi River becomes fast moving and turns into a waterfall.

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On Wednesday, an autopsy confirmed that Kayla died from a single gunshot to the head. Also yesterday, the cops issued a search warrant for a house near the river and reportedly gathered evidence that they believe is connected to the murder.

The police have not confirmed any arrests, but two local outlets reported last night that three arrests have been made. A Orleans County based outlet reported that three suspects are expected to appear in federal court on Thursday.

Vermont State Police continue search for clues in Kayla Wright murder case

Meanwhile, the police are continuing to gather evidence and conduct interviews. The VSP is asking that anyone who might have seen Kayla over the last few days or have any information about her murder to contact the Derby Barracks at (802) 334-8881.

Kayla was described as a white female, approximately 5’03” and of thin build, with brown hair and brown eyes. It’s currently unknown what she was wearing at the time she disappeared.

The police have also assured the public that they believe this murder was an “isolated incident” and that it is unconnected to any other murder cases in Vermont.

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