UPDATED Oct. 3 — Police have released the identity of the two people found at 28 Lincoln Ave., one of whom killed the other before apparently killing himself.

According to a statement from St. Albans Police Chief Gary Taylor, Leaf Blouin, 51 was stabbed multiple times by Stephen Puro, 37. Blouin was reportedly stabbed in the neck and upper torso.

Puro’s exact cause of death remains undetermined, but Taylor said a toxicology report is expected to show the exact cause of his death.


ST. ALBANS CITY — St. Albans Police officers said two bodies were found inside a Lincoln Avenue apartment on Sunday night.

According to a statement from police chief Gary Taylor, officers were responding to a request for a welfare check at 28 Lincoln Avenue.

Relatives of a man staying at the residence were concerned because they had not heard from him for several days, according to Taylor. The relatives had obtained a key from the landlord, which officers used to enter the building.

Inside, they found two bodies with obvious signs of trauma and violence in and around them, Taylor stated.

Officers searched the apartment and determined no one else was in the apartment.

Names of the victims had not been released as of press time.

Police have obtained a search warrant for the residence and the Vermont State Police Mobile Crime Unit was to have arrived this morning to aid in the investigation.

Taylor said there is “no known or identified threat to the public.