One of the most historic ski jumps in the country is currently in the middle of a crime scene. Last week, police discovered a dead body located next to the Harris Hill Ski Jump in Brattleboro, Vermont.
VTDigger reports that the death was ruled as a homicide. The victim was identified as Timothy Barbour. The fifty-nine-year-old struggled with substance abuse problems, and plead guilty in 2022 to assault and robbery with a deadly weapon. According to the Brattleboro Reformer, this criminal charge came from him robbing the Living Memorial Park, a ski hill in the city of Brattleboro.
Brattleboro police released the following statement, and are asking the public for any details:
“Detectives, with assistance from the Windham County State’s Attorney’s Office, continue to actively investigate this death.”
Constructed and opened in 1922, the Harris Hill Ski Jump has hosted competitions most years since. A major renovation started in 2005 to restore the jump, and it reopened in 2009. The 90-meter, world-class FIS ski jump celebrated its centennial in 2022 with a multitude of improvements, which included night lights.
Image Credits: Harris Hill Ski Jump