Police: Fairlee man found dead in Thetford

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THETFORD — Police are investigating after a 53-year-old man from Fairlee was found dead in Thetford early this morning.

Police responded to a report of a burned vehicle located partially in the woods off the side of Route 5, near the intersection with Sanborn Road.

A deceased male, identified as Brian Stephens, was located next to the vehicle.

The body was transported to the office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy.

The cause of death is pending the results of the autopsy, but police say the death appears to be accidental.

There is no more information regarding this incident at this time.