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It Took Police Nearly A Year To Find A Young Mom's Murdered Remains. They Still Haven't Found The Killer.

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Oct. 27 2022, Published 2:30 p.m. ET

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A young mom was reported missing in 2015 from Connecticut. Nearly a year later, her murdered remains were found along the side of a Vermont road.

The hunt for her killer remains ongoing.

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Denise Hart left a friend’s home on Jan. 25, 2015, according to Vermont State Police. The vehicle she was last seen driving was found completely burned the next day.

On Jan. 27, 2015, Hart was reported missing to police in Hartford, Connecticut, by family members. They went months not knowing what happened as it seemed Hart had vanished.

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Then, almost a year after she went missing, on Dec. 22, 2015, human remains were found along the side of a road in Goshen, Vermont. An autopsy confirmed the remains to be Hart. Her death was classified as a homicide as she died from a gunshot wound to the head.

More than six years later, police are still trying to solve the cold case. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (802) 244-8781.

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In 2018, Hart’s mother, Dedre Robinson, spoke to Local 22 & Local 44 News about her daughter’s case. She said Hart was a young mom raising a 6-year-old boy in Connecticut when she was killed.


“A mother’s worst nightmare. The sad part is I still haven’t woken up from the nightmare because there’s no closure,” Robinson told Local 22 & Local 44 News.

Robinson recalled how she reported her daughter missing and then went nearly a year without answers on what happened. She didn’t know if her daughter was being held captive or was killed.

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In December, Robinson learned the horrible truth.

“Now I know my daughter no longer walks this earth. But now I need to know why my daughter doesn’t walk this earth anymore. Who did this? Why?” Robinson said, according to Local 22 & Local 44 News. “To me, her case is on the back burner and I’ll never know and that’s unfair.”

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Police admitted to the station they had an idea of what happened but declined to release details. Authorities hoped someone could help them put all the pieces together.

Robinson pleaded with anyone with information to come forward.

“What you know might give them the answers to get this person off the street,” she told the outlets.


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