All files and associated materials related to disappearance of Audrey Groat

Craig A.C. McDermott filed this request with the Department of Corrections 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. ยงยง 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 & 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, United States , sometimes referred to as the Montpelier Park and Ride.

Simplified request language :

ANY AND ALL FILES/MATERIAL AND COMMUNICATIONS 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: Department of Corrections

Dear Mr. McDermott,

The Vermont Department of Corrections did a database search and no person with the name of Audrey Groat had any lodgings into a correctional facility or a probation and parole office in the State of Vermont.

The search done revealed no records that exist under the name given or by any other name know to the Department.

David Turner
Policy Development and Offender Due Process Administrator
Vermont DOC
NOB 2 South
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-2000
(802) 241-0060

From: Craig A.C. McDermott

Thanks, for the search, can you do a search for the following name which is associated with this case and then cross the original name with that name?

The name is Patrick Jarvis DOB of : 03-19-1957

This guy was a active member of the DOC fan club in the early 90's and was a suspect in a disappearance. Im trying to find out if DOC did any poking around about the disappearance internally while he was staying in DOC hotels.

Thanks,

Craig McDermott

From: Department of Corrections

There are no records responsive to this request.

David Turner
Policy Development and Offender Due Process Administrator
Vermont DOC
NOB 2 South
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-2000
(802) 241-0060

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