The latest in the investigation into four deaths in Vermont, including a state child protection worker (all times local):


3:50 p.m.

Vermont state police say they're investigating the deaths of three people related to a woman arrested a day earlier in the fatal shooting of a state social worker.

Three bodies were found on Saturday morning at a home in Berlin, with police saying at least two appeared to have been shot. Police say the Berlin victims, all female, were related to Jody Herring, who police say fatally shot state social worker in neighboring Barre late Friday afternoon.

Authorities said that victim, Lara Sobel, had handled a case for the state Department for Children and Families in which her alleged killer's daughter was removed from the home.

Gov. Peter Shumlin said it's not believed there's a continuing threated related to the incidents.


12:21 p.m.

Vermont police are investigating three deaths at a home in Berlin.

WCAX-TV reports that authorities say they found the bodies Saturday morning after concerned relatives called to say the people who lived in the home had not been heard from.

Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn said police are investigating whether the deaths are connected to the fatal shooting of a social worker in neighboring Barre on Friday.

Authorities say a Department for Children and Families worker was shot and killed outside a state office building by a woman who was upset about losing custody of her daughter.

Police did not provide any information about the condition of the bodies found Saturday.