Missing New Hampshire couple found fatally shot multiple times in wooded hiking area

A Concord, New Hampshire couple who went missing Monday was found dead days later with multiple gunshot wounds, according to local police.

Stephen Reid, 67, and his wife Djeswende, 66, left their apartment complex around 2:30 p.m. Monday and went for a walk along the nearby Broken Ground Trails, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. .

They never returned, and when Stephen missed a planned event on Wednesday, a relative called the police.

On Thursday night, their bodies were found in a wooded area near the Marsh Loop Trail. Each had been shot multiple times.

Deputy Medical Examiner Mitchell Weinberg ruled both deaths homicides.

“This is a tragedy, and it is something that came out of the blue, and we are doing our due diligence, investing all of our resources, working with our state and local partners, to bring this case to a successful resolution,” Concord police said. . Chief Bradley Osgood said at a news conference Friday.

Osgood also stressed how safe Concord usually is.

Police said they don’t believe there is an ongoing threat to the public, but urged residents to “be vigilant and take normal precautions in your daily life.”

Anyone who saw the Reids between Monday and Thursday is asked to contact the Concord Police Department at 603-225-8600 or anonymously the Concord Regional Crime Hotline at 603-226-3100. Police have also asked for any video that may have been captured on home or business surveillance cameras.

A spokesperson for the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office told the Daily News on Sunday that they are still “actively working” on the case.


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