All files and associated materials related to disappearance of Audrey Groat

Craig A.C. McDermott filed this request with the Criminal Justice Services of Vermont.

It is a clone of this request.

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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. §§ 315-320), I hereby request the following records:

any and all files, information, data, photos, investigative notes, logs, presentations, communications, written notes, documentation, documents, official emails, any and all public outreach media or print media and officer identification information associated with the August. 21st (1993) disappearance and subsequent missing persons investigation and or person in danger investigation of Audrey Groat, then 41 year old female and Northfield Vermont resident who was last seen in or around the parking lot off of interstate 89 NB in Montpelier, sometimes referred to as the Montpelier Park and Ride.

Simplified request language :

ANY AND ALL FILES RELATED TO THE MISSING PERSON, INCLUDING ANY OTHER INVESTIGATIONS OF LEGALLY DECEASED INDIVIDUAL AND VERMONT RESIDENT NAMED BELOW:

Audrey Groat

21 AUGUST 1993
41 year old female
Northfield, VT

Please note that I am a journalist working on a in depth story and audio visual production which all of the requested information will be used in conjunction with. It will be made available in the reformed works of audio and visual investigative journalism and will be presented at no cost and I will not profit from the information obtained by this request!

I am well aware of the legal responsibility your department has to uphold in order to stay within the confines of this request and state law and I have worked on FOIA and VTFOIA requests many times in the past few years. I am well versed on the time table the State Of Vermont has afforded agencies to respond and to produce documents requested for the publics use and benefit / private for profit use is no different.

I would appreciate and encourage your agency to respond within the legal time frame afforded under the law in order to save us time and energy later on. I am more then glad to help answer or tweak this request if need be, please feel free to communicate with me about any changes or questions that need attention, explanations or changes for this request to proceed, even if those changes may be needed I expect a response within the legal timeframe afforded by the VSS and that of the greater FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) framework at a federal level.

Thanks,

Craig A.C.McDermott

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.

Sincerely,

Craig A.C. McDermott

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

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

any and all files, information, data, photos, investigative notes, logs, presentations, communications, written notes, documentation, documents, official emails, any and all public outreach media or print media and officer identification information associated with the August. 21st (1993) disappearance and subsequent missing persons investigation and or person in danger investigation of Audrey Groat, then 41 year old female and Northfield Vermont resident who was last seen in or around the parking lot off of interstate 89 NB in Montpelier, sometimes referred to as the Montpelier Park and Ride.

Simplified request language :

ANY AND ALL FILES RELATED TO THE MISSING PERSON, INCLUDING ANY OTHER INVESTIGATIONS OF LEGALLY DECEASED INDIVIDUAL AND VERMONT RESIDENT NAMED BELOW:

Audrey Groat

21 AUGUST 1993
41 year old female
Northfield, VT

Please note that I am a journalist working on a in depth story and audio visual production which all of the requested information will be used in conjunction with. It will be made available in the reformed works of audio and visual investigative journalism and will be presented at no cost and I will not profit from the information obtained by this request!

I am well aware of the legal responsibility your department has to uphold in order to stay within the confines of this request and state law and I have worked on FOIA and VTFOIA requests many times in the past few years. I am well versed on the time table the State Of Vermont has afforded agencies to respond and to produce documents requested for the publics use and benefit / private for profit use is no different.

I would appreciate and encourage your agency to respond within the legal time frame afforded under the law in order to save us time and energy later on. I am more then glad to help answer or tweak this request if need be, please feel free to communicate with me about any changes or questions that need attention, explanations or changes for this request to proceed, even if those changes may be needed I expect a response within the legal timeframe afforded by the VSS and that of the greater FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) framework at a federal level.

Thanks,

Craig A.C.McDermott

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.

Sincerely,

Craig A.C. McDermott

From: Criminal Justice Services

Mr. McDermott,

I received a request from you regarding the investigation on the disappearance of Audrey Groat, to include all files, information, data, photos, investigative notes, logs, presentations, communications, written notes, documentation, documents, official emails and any and all public outreach media or print media and officer identification.

Regarding the requested documents, it requires the department to gather the materials from the field office where they are stored as well as consult with the State's Attorney's office, and the AG's office. Therefore, pursuant to 1 V.S.A.§ 318(a)(5)(A) and (C), the Department invokes the 10 day extension to process your request.

If you have any questions please contact me anytime.

Respectfully,

Heidi Storm
Vermont State Police
Records and Alarm Administrator
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671

From: Criminal Justice Services

Mr. McDermott,

The initial review of your Public Records request has been completed. The materials which are covered by the request are voluminous and contain numerous records which will require redaction and many others which are exempt from disclosure pursuant to provisions contained within 1 V.S.A. § 317.

There are approximately 6 boxes of materials covering the investigation into the disappearance of Audrey Groat. The following is an estimate of time and costs necessary to respond to your request.

Scanning of paper records – 20 hours @ .33 per minute
Admin redactions of paper records – 20 hours @ .33 per minute
Review and redaction of VHS/video – 15 hours @ .33 per minute
Attorney/Command Staff review of final product – unknown

Please advise if you would like to move forward with your request, or if you would like to amend the scope of your inquiry.

Respectfully,

Heidi Storm
Vermont State Police
Records and Alarm Administrator
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671

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