Just four weeks after the Murder Suicides in Londonderry and Manchester, New Hampshire Derry police found what the NH Attorney General is describing as a murder suicide.
New Hampshire Attorney General Michael A. Delaney and Derry Police Chief Edward B. Garone announce that an investigation is ongoing into an apparent murder/suicide in Derry, New Hampshire.
On Sunday, November 15, 2009, at approximately 5:22 a.m., Derry police officers responded to a 911 call at 10 Shilah Drive in Derry, New Hampshire. When they arrived, they found two residents inside. Claude Roberts (age 76) was dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. His wife, Judith Roberts (age 73), was nearby and alive, but suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Mrs. Roberts was eventually taken to a hospital in Massachusetts where she died late this afternoon.
Autopsies will be performed on Mr. Roberts in New Hampshire and in Massachusetts on Mrs. Roberts.
The investigation is still ongoing.