CONCORD, N.H., (WBZ NewsRadio) — The deaths of two people on a trail in Concord, New Hampshire are being investigated as a double homicide, police say.
The Concord N.H. Police Department said on Thursday that 67-year-old Stephen Reid and 66-year-old Djeswende Reid were found dead in the area of Broken Ground Trails the day before, off Portsmouth Street. Officials say the victims were discovered in a wooded area, close to the Marsh Loop Trail.
Autopsies from the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Mitchell Weinberg show that the Reids had died from multiple gunshot wounds, and indicated that their manner of death was homicide, officials said.
Primary investigation, police say, reveals that the Reids left their residence in the Alton Woods apartment complex on the afternoon of Monday, April 18, going for a walk that led them to the area of Broken Ground Trails. Police say that was the last time the couple was seen or heard from.
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Officials are asking for the public's help in the investigation, seeking anyone who saw the Reids the day of their disappearance or neighbors who may have caught something on their video surveillance system.
"This has always been considered a safe neighborhood, I'm out running or walking, we take my little one out running or riding her bike all the time- it's concerning," said one resident.
Police have not detailed whether or not this was a random or targeted attack, but say they have no evidence to believe that the general public is at risk, though they recommend residents stay vigilant.
WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.
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