Claremont Man Leaps to his Death in Windsor VT

i-93A 37 year-old Claremont man is dead after jumping off a bridge on I-91 in Windsor VT following an alleged burglary and sexual assault in Claremont Thursday morning. Police say they answered a call from 26 year old female Providence Avenue resident when she reported being robbed and sexually assaulted in her home by Joseph Sylvester. The victim was taken to Valley Regional Hospital. Police say she was familiar with Sylvester and learned he was heading towards VT. Sylvester’s white Dodge minivan was reported stopped on the side of the North bound lane ofl-91 and he was on the South bound bridge of I-91.
Claremont, New Hampshire State Police Departments went to VT where the suspect was on the construction cat walk of the southbound bridge of1-91. When the VT State Police arrived they tried to make contact him, and he jumped off the bridge landing on Rte 44. Police say Joseph Sylvester was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives with the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation came to the scene to investigate the death. An autopsy will be performed by the VT
Medical Examiner.

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