WCAX-TV News announced Oct. 25 that Burlington Police have arrested a man they report may be connected to Kathleen Smith, the Burlington woman murdered last week.
WCAX reported that "during a search of the Middlebury Snow Bowl Oct. 23, Burlington Police discovered a man hiding in an outbuilding there. Police say 45-year-old Jose Pazos, a native of Uruguay and a transient in Burlington, had connections with Kathleen Smith but they have not released any details."
It is unknown if Pazos is a legal or illegal immigrant.
"Smith was found dead in her Park Street home last Monday. Police will not reveal how the 50-year-old died, but say she was killed during a violent struggle," according to WCAX. "Her car was found abandoned in Hancock and police detectives went door to door in East Middlebury and at the Snow Bowl looking for clues. Pazos was arrested Saturday on trespassing charges for the Snow Bowl break in and is being held on bail at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. He is expected to be arraigned on those charges Oct. 25."