Neighbor sought in death of Plymouth woman

Police have identified a suspect in connection with the death of a woman in Plymouth.

Vibeke Rasmussen, 76, was found dead in her apartment Friday afternoon after she did not show up for work at Quincy Junior College that morning. Police said she had been stabbed more than 35 times in her head, shoulder and neck. Neighbors told police they heard screaming the night before.

State and local police have identified the suspect as 24-year-old Tyler Hagmaier, who lived across the hall from Rasmussen. Officials said he has a history of mental health issues and violence.

"This does not appear to be a random act of violence," said Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri. "As the DA mentioned, there is a clear connection between the suspect and victim."

Hagmaier’s car was tracked to western Massachusetts, where his family lives. Police found his car parked alongside the French King Bridge in Gill. Witnesses told police they heard a splash into the Connecticut River late Friday night. 

Search teams scoured the river Friday and Saturday but no body was found. They will continue their search on Sunday.

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