All files and associated materials related to disappearance of Audrey Groat

Craig A.C. McDermott filed this request with the Vermont State Police of Vermont.
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From: Craig A.C. McDermott

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Vermont public records law (1 V.S.A. ยงยง 315-320), I hereby request the following records:

Interested and looking for any and all files, information, data, photos and investigative logs associated with 1993 disappearance of Audrey Groat. 41 year old female resident of Northfield Vermont, disappeared or vanished from park and ride near writtsville on August 21 - 1993.

I am requesting these files for use as pre production guide and post production accuracy in audio journalism reporting. In simple terms, any information,files,logs and case details as it relates to the above named and herein as Audrey Groat; missing person in Vermont, last seen on August 21st 1993.

This request should be assumed to include all orginal documents from first responders and case files associated with the initial missing persons filling!

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Craig A.C. McDermott

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Vermont State Police

Craig McDermott
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Dear Mr. McDermott,

I am the Public Records Request Specialist for the Vermont Department of Public Safety. Yesterday I received two emails from you regarding two separate public records requests.

The first request was originally dated February 14, 2018, and asked for "[a]ll files and associated materials related to the disappearance of Audrey Groat." I have a record of Heidi Storm, Records and Alarm Administrator, Vermont State Police, responding to this request on July 10, 2018, stating the estimated time it would take to respond to this request and quoting the cost for staff time to prepare the response. I have no record of you responding to this July 10, 2018 email.

The second request you forwarded to me was originally dated March 26, 2018, and also asked for "[a]ll files and associated materials related to the disappearance of Audrey Groat." However, you also stated that this was an "amendment" to a FOIA request, and you specifically asked for "all audio and video recordings associated with interviews of Patric Jarvis...performed throughout or in the course of the Audrey Groat missing persons and following criminal investigations, starting on 8-21-1993."

Could you please tell me if you are only interested in the records sought in the second request? Should we consider the first request closed, or would you like to submit payment for the estimated staff time it would take to properly review and redact the voluminous records associated with that request?

If you would like to speak by telephone my direct number is listed below.

Thank you.

Ms. Grier D. Martin
Public Records Request Specialist
Vermont Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
Phone: (802) 241-5378

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