Foul play suspected in Hartford woman’s disappearance

Denise Hart

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Police suspect foul play in the disappearance of a Hartford woman who was last seen in Vermont nearly a month ago and her car was found on fire.

Vermont State Police say 25-year-old Denise Hart was last seen leaving a friend’s house Sudbury, on the evening of January 25th. Hart often traveled between Rutland County and Connecticut.

Hart was last seen driving a 2001 Silver Pontiac Grand AM that she borrowed from an acquaintance.  On January 26th, Vermont State Police found that car burning at the Cornwall Covered Bridge fishing access, located on Swamp Road in Cornwall. The car was fully engulfed in flames but there was no sign of Hart.

Vermont State Police were made aware that Hart was missing on January 31st. Since then detectives have been investigating the circumstances and interviewing anyone who may have had contact with her in the weeks leading up to her disappearance.

Vermont State Police say there is a “strong indication of foul play.”

Anyone with information on Hart is urged to contact Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101.  They also ask anyone traveling in the area of the Swamp Road in the town of Cornwall during the early morning hours of Monday, January 26th between midnight and 2:00 am to contact them.

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