DANBY, Vt. (WWLP) – A Springfield teenager has been identified as the victim of a homicide in Danby, Vermont Wednesday night.
According to Vermont State Police, 17-year-old Isaiah Rodriguez of Springfield was found dead Thursday morning with gunshot wounds to the chest. The death has been ruled a homicide but police have made no arrest so far in the incident.
State Police believe the incident occurred between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Anyone that was traveling on Danby Mountain Road during those hours are encouraged to speak to Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101.
Drivers told our Nexstar sister station WVNY in Vermont they were diverted away from the area during on Thursday. One local resident, who frequently drives in that area for work, says he is shocked about the situation. “I find it deeply troubling and of course the mind races to why this might have happened,” said Matthew Wier. “We moved here as a family, and we moved here because has such a great sense of community.”
Police were called around 8:45 a.m. Thursday morning for a report of a man found dead on the side of Danby Mountain Road between Scallop Drive and Currier Road. Vermont State Police are continuing to investigate the homicide.