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WAMC News
5:50 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Police Collect Letters Written Between Prues

Police say the Vermont couple charged with killing a St. Johnsbury teacher and dumping her naked body in the Connecticut River have written letters to each other in jail discussing the crime.

The couple are accused of killing 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins, after luring her out of her house with a ruse about a broken down car in March.

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WAMC News
4:30 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Authorities Say Missing Vermont Couple Were Murdered

Authorities say a Vermont couple missing for more than a year were abducted from their home and murdered and a suspect is in custody in another state.

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New York News
7:12 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Man Arrested in Disappearance of NYC Boy Etan Patz

Authorities in New York City say they've cracked a 33-year-old case that helped focus national attention on missing children — the disappearance of Etan Patz.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced Thursday that 51-year-old Pedro Hernandez has been arrested on a murder charge. He’s awaiting arraignment.  It was the first arrest ever in the 1979 case.

Kelly says Hernandez confessed to choking the boy and putting his body in the trash.

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North Country News
7:50 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Divers Search River in VT Teacher Killing Case

State Police divers continue to search the Connecticut River for evidence in the murder of Melissa Jenkins, a popular Vermont prep school teacher whose body was found in the river in Barnet.  WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports… 

A Waterford couple has been charged with killing Jenkins and dumping her body in the river on March 25 after luring her from St. Johnsbury home with a ruse about a broken down car.

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Breaking
7:21 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Zimmerman Charged with Second-Degree Murder

The Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen is set to appear before a judge on second-degree murder charges in a case that galvanized the nation.

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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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