BRATTLEBORO >> The untimely death investigation launched yesterday by state and local police revealed that Sultan Rashed, 35, did not commit suicide.

On Tuesday at 12:55 p.m., police announced Rashed's death involved suspicious circumstances.

"Investigation suggests this is not a random act and does not suggest any threats to the public in general," a press release stated. "An autopsy is scheduled for today at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and will focus on the cause and manner of death."

The incident is still under investigation by the Brattleboro Police Department and the Vermont State Police. Police ask anyone in contact with Rashed from Sunday or Monday to call either agency,

The joint investigation began after Brattleboro officers were called to Old Ferry Road on Monday morning for a medical emergency. Officers found a lone male deceased in a vehicle and did not release his name until early Tuesday morning.

Contact Chris Mays at or 802-254-2311, ext. 273.