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North Country News
8:55 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Woman in VT Teacher's Death is Little-Known

Vermont townspeople say they don't know much about a woman who married an area resident and is now charged in a teacher's bizarre killing.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

Patricia Prue and husband Allen are accused of luring Melissa Jenkins with a ruse about a broken-down car, killing her and throwing her body in a river.

Waterford Town Clerk Joanne Jurentkuff says Allen Prue's family has had hard times but they weren't "bad news."

Patricia Prue married Allen last year.

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North Country News
9:03 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Snow Plow Driver, Wife Charged in VT Woman's Death

Court documents say a Vermont snow plow driver and his wife lured a beloved prep school teacher from her home by pretending their vehicle had broken down and they needed help, and then strangled her before throwing her body in a river.  WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…

The only motive suggested in the court documents filed in the case against 30-year-old Allen Prue and his 33-year-old wife Patricia Prue, of Waterford, was that Allen Prue told police he wanted to "get a girl" on Sunday night.

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North Country News
8:09 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Police Say Body Is That of Missing VT Teacher

Vermont State Police say an autopsy has confirmed that a body found off a back road is that of a prep school teacher who disappeared while her son was left unharmed in her idling car.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

Police say the death 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins has been ruled a homicide. Police have not released the cause of death.

Jenkins was reported missing Sunday night. Police found her car not far from her St. Johnsbury home. There was evidence of a struggle.

The body was found Monday.

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