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AG says body found in Unity is that of Charlestown woman


Investigators with the Attorney General's office have confirmed that a body found in a wooded area in Unity Saturday is that of a Charlestown woman who disappeared 10 days ago.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell said the body of Kelly Robarge, 42, of 124 Happy Acres Road, was positively identified using dental records and what was termed a "distinctive" tattoo during an autopsy conducted Sunday afternoon.

Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Jennie Duval, determined the cause of Robarge's death to be homicidal violence by undetermined means. The manner of her death was determined to be homicide.

The body was found off Britton Road in Unity.

Officials have been looking for Robarge since she was reported missing June 27. She was last seen late that morning, and there has been no communication with family or friends since.

Robarge's estranged husband, James Robarge, 43, of Rockingham, Vt., was arrested in Vermont Tuesday on unrelated motor vehicle charges after he called a local medical center to say he might hurt himself or others. He pleaded innocent to the charges in a Brattleboro, Vt., courtroom Wednesday. He is being held on $5,000 cash or surety bail.

Morrell said no charges have been filed in connection with Robarge's death, but that her husband remains a "person of interest."

"We don't have a timetable as to when charges may be filed, or further comment on the investigation," said Morrell. "We don't believe the general public is in danger at this time, but as we said before they should take the necessary precautions to ensure personal safety while the investigation into her death remains active."

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