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Case File: 1716UMNH

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: August 7, 1969
  • Location of Discovery: Salem, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
  • Estimated Date of Death: 7 days prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds to head, torso and chest.
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 20-40 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'10" to 6'0"
  • Weight: 225 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Metal rod and screws in right upper leg.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: T-shirt with "Bradlees Superstore" on the front.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    A road work crew discovered the decedent's body in a water-filled pit on the side of I-93 between exits 1 and 2 - the Pelham Road exit ramp and Rockingham Boulevard. The victim was shot four times - twice in the head, once in the torso and once in the neck. The body was supine and partially submerged.

    The victim is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery. The body was exhumed in December 2012 in order to obtain a DNA sample. The case is active.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Salem Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Michael D. White
  • Agency Phone Number: 603-890-2383
  • E-Mail
  • Agency Name: New Hampshire State Police
  • Agency Contact Person: Cold Case Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 603-271-2663 or 603-271-1255
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 456-12
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #11159
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1906
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • New Hampshire State Police Cold Case Unit
  • Union Leader News Archive

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    Last Updated: 12/30/14 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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