ORLEANS, Vt. – Vermont State Police say they’re investigating a death of a woman in Orleans.
They say they got a call just before 9:30 last night from Thea Swartz, 54, that her husband was pointing a pistol at her and had been drinking. This happened at 42 Irasburg Street.
Troopers say that when they arrived, they found Thea dead on the floor and her husband, Randall Swartz, 58, alive but unresponsive with a torso wound.
Randall Swartz has been taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment of what police are calling an apparent gunshot wound. Thea Swartz will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s office in Burlington for an autopsy.
VSP is still in the early stages of looking into this. We’ll have more for you about this story as we learn it throughout the day.