New Hampshire Town Sees First Homicide Ever

Fremont had gone 250 years
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2014 1:02 PM CDT
New Hampshire Town Sees First Homicide Ever

Fremont, New Hampshire, is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, and it just acquired an unfortunate milestone: its first murder. Police found the body of a woman in her home yesterday, then discovered the man believed to have killed her in a truck nearby, dead from an apparent suicide, reports MyFox Boston. Police aren't providing many more details at this point, but the community of 4,400 seems shocked by the killing, reports Seacoast Online.

"This is a sad day in Fremont history," says the town historian. "We were the last town in Rockingham County to not have a murder. It showed what a tight-knit community we were." People who knew the victim were using phrases like "sweet," "super nice," and "very friendly," when describing her to reporters. "This is Fremont," says one woman. "There isn't a bad neighborhood in Fremont." (More New Hampshire stories.)

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