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    Stephen (67) & Djeswende Reid (66) found shot to death on a walking trail in Concorde, NH

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    A missing couple from Concord, New Hampshire, has been found shot to death on a remote walking trail after several days of searching.

    Stephen Reid, 67, and Djeswende Reid, 66, were last seen Monday when they left their home for a walk at about 2:22 p.m., according to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.

    The Reids were found shot to death on the Broken Ground Trails on Thursday night. Both died of multiple gunshot wounds, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Mitchell Weinberg said Friday. The shootings have been ruled homicides.

    Police said they do not have a suspect or motive in the killings and the investigation is ongoing.

    Police said the couple did not own weapons and there was no history of domestic violence. The couple regularly walked on the trails in the area of their apartment where they were found dead, authorities said.

    "Anyone who saw the Reids that Monday afternoon, anyone walking on those trails, anyone who has any information related to their disappearance or deaths are asked to contact the Concord Police Department," Senior Assistant Attorney General Geoffrey Ward said at a press conference Friday.

    The attorney general's office has also asked for anyone living in the area of the walking trails with security cameras to provide video to law enforcement.

    Family members last spoke to Stephen Reid on Monday and the couple was reported missing when he did not show up to his weekly tennis match on Wednesday.

    "Concord is one of the safest cities in the safest states," Concord Police Chief Bradley Osgood said.
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    There was just one homicide reported in Concord in 2020, and eight total killings from 2016 to 2020, according to statistics from the Concord Police Department.

    "We have no specific information that would lead us to believe that the public in general is at any risk," Ward said. "That being said, be vigilant. Take your normal daily precautions. The Concord police will continue to be vigilant with patrols."

    Law enforcement spent Friday removing evidence from the woods where the bodies were found.

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    Wow. I know Concord NH from when I lived up that way. It's literally one of the safest cities in America. This kind of thing just never happens there.

    It says that they are known to walk those trails. The only thing I can think of is some kind of contract killing. Were they involved in some shady shit? It would explain why LE doesn't know a motive.

    ETA: I tried looking them up on Facebook and they don't have accounts as far as I know. However, now seeing them, I sadly have a motive.

    They were an interracial couple. I can almost guarantee that some Trumper racist asshole that knew of them killed them. Contrary to popular belief, NH is just as bad as the south. I had an interracial couple that were friends of mine visit me once and the racism was off the charts. The local KKK came to my door looking for donations once. Seriously. No joke.

    In addition, not only are the Concord Police not capable of handling a case like this, but they aren't going to be motivated to solve it either. Mark my words. They were killed because of a hate crime and it'll never get solved
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
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    That is too pretty to be shoved up an ass.

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    Sorry for the double post, but just to put it in to perspective. There are literally no black people in NH and Concord is the largest "city" in the state and it's capital.

    These are the demographics of the largest city in NH. Just to put it in to perspective. Interracial couples are even more scarce. There's a reason for that. Because they are not welcome:

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    Oh well, back to gum.
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    Here is an example of one of the towns I lived in and the majority of NH when it comes to demographics:

    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
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    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    That is too pretty to be shoved up an ass.

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    https://www.concordmonitor.com/reid-...ement-46081702

    Concord couple Djeswende and Stephen Reid were soulmates who traveled the world, pursued adventures and supported one another in their work dedicated to helping others, family and friends said.

    Stephen and Djeswende, who went by Steve and Wendy, were reported missing last week days before their bodies were discovered near the Broken Ground trails on April 21. Autopsies showed that both died from multiple gunshot wounds. No arrests have been made.
    In a statement from the couple?s children Brian and Lindsay and extended family, the Reids thanked the Concord Police Department, the New Hampshire State Police, the Merrimack County Sheriff?s Office, the Office of the Attorney General, and New Hampshire Fish and Game for their efforts to investigate the deaths.

    Steve grew up in Concord, where the couple returned three years ago to retire. He served four years in the Peace Corps in West Africa after graduating from college at Norte Dame. That?s where he met Cass and Mike Naugle, a couple who were already serving in Niger when Steve arrived in 1979.

    Mike called Steve, who taught English classes to middle school-aged students in the town of Madawa, the ?epitome? of a Peace Corps volunteer. While all the volunteers learned French, Steve also immersed himself fully in the local language, Hausa. He was honest, hardworking, a good listener and just plain nice.

    ?I think if anyone would represent our country anywhere, he would be the perfect person,? Cass Naugle said.
    Wendy and Steve met in Washington D.C., where Wendy was studying. Wendy grew up in Togo, Mike said, and spoke Moor? as well as French and English. Steve and Wendy were both great basketball players, and they loved adventure and fitness.

    ?She was beautiful, inside and out,? Naugle said. ?They were so good together.?
    The Naugles met Wendy and the couple?s two children at informal gatherings for Peace Corps volunteers that they hosted over the years at their home in Maryland.

    The couple lived in Senegal, Chad, and Niger, the Naugles said.

    They both worked to help others around the world and in Concord.

    ?Steve?s thirty-plus year career as an international development specialist in service to the world?s most vulnerable through USAID humanitarian projects could not have been made possible without the love, care and support of Wendy, who also helped recently-resettled refugees acclimate and thrive in the United States,? the Reid family wrote in the statement.

    Susan Faretra, who graduated from Concord High School with Steve in 1973, remembered that Steve and Wendy had attended a reunion together decades ago where Steve had been given an award for traveling the farthest distance ? from Africa to Concord.

    ?They were just a nice couple,? Faretra said. ?This whole thing is just senseless.?

    She said that Steve was a quiet, nice boy who always wore his hair short, contrary to the fashions of the 1960s and 1970s.

    Police and the New Hampshire Attorney General?s Office have not said whether they have a suspect for the double homicide. The Reids left their apartment complex for a walk on Monday April 18, just before 2:30 pm, police said. The Broken Ground trails are about two miles away from the Alton Woods apartments off of Loudon Road where the couple lived.

    Family members reported the Reids missing on Wednesday, after Steve failed to show up to his weekly tennis game. When a property manager allowed worried family members into their apartment, there was no sign of foul play, according to an email to the Monitor last week from the couple?s son Brian Reid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    Here is an example of one of the towns I lived in and the majority of NH when it comes to demographics:

    Sadly, I think that you're right. Wasn't it Concord that was having a reading of a book by a Black author and the local skinheads came and disrupted it?

    The few Black people in NH are usually African immigrants. By no means does a few KKK and Nazi's represent the entire NH. It's a small loud and vocal subset.

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    https://abcnews.go.com/US/fbi-joins-...ry?id=84343197

    FBI joins investigation into slain couple as fear grips New Hampshire town

    The FBI has joined the investigation into the fatal shootings of a retired couple whose bodies were found last week on a hiking trail near their New Hampshire home, leaving residents in their town fearful for their own safety, authorities said.

    No suspects have yet been identified and police have released little information on the mysterious double homicide in Concord, New Hampshire, of retired international humanitarian worker Stephen Reid, 67, and Djeswende "Wendy" Reid, 66.

    "We've been able to provide the information that we have, which is that we have no specific information that there's any danger to the public in general at this point in time, but be vigilant, and those families are going to have to make those decisions for themselves as to what's best for their family and what they're most comfortable with," Geoffrey Ward, a senior assistant state attorney general, said on Tuesday.

    Despite reassurances from the authorities that no imminent danger is lurking in Concord, the state's capital, state Rep. Kris Schultz, D-Concord, said anxiety has permeated the city of nearly 44,000 people, where only seven murders have occurred in the past five years, according to the Concord Police Department's annual crime statistics.

    Schultz told ABC affiliate station WMUR in Manchester, New Hampshire, that the lack of answers has left many of her constituents on edge.

    "Do we need to be worried on an everyday basis in our neighborhood? Are we safe?" Schultz said. "This has been a safe community, and I believe it will continue to be, but I'm eager to hear more."
    'No. 1 priority'

    Concord Police Chief Bradley Osgood said solving the slayings is his department's "No. 1 priority."

    "We are dedicating resources to be more visible in the community to make people feel safer," Osgood said.

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    https://abcnews.go.com/US/person-int...ry?id=84789377

    A person of interest is being sought in the slayings of a retired New Hampshire couple found shot to death last month on a hiking trail near their Concord home, authorities announced on Tuesday.

    The New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella and Concord Chief of Police Bradley Osgood said in a joint statement that the man investigators want to speak with was seen in Concord on April 18 in the vicinity of where the bodies of Stephen Reid, 67, and his wife, Djeswende "Wendy" Reid, 66, were found three days later.

    The person of interest is described as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, authorities said. He's about 5-foot-10, has a medium build, has short brown hair and is clean-shaven. He was seen wearing a dark blue jacket, possibly with a hood; khaki-colored pants and was carrying a black backpack.

    Formella and Osgood released a sketch of the man.

    They also announced that a reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the killer has grown to $33,500.

    The FBI is assisting in the investigation.

    The Reids were last seen alive on April 18 when they left their home in the Alton Woods apartment complex in Concord around 2:30 p.m. and went for a walk in the Broken Ground Trails area, authorities said.

    The couple was reported missing on April 20 when Stephen Reid failed to show up at a planned event, according to the state attorney general's office. Their bodies were discovered a day later off a hiking trail in the Broken Ground Trails system, officials said.

    Autopsies determined they both died from multiple gunshot wounds.
    I'm pretty sure Boston is correct in the motive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
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    I'm pretty sure Boston is correct in the motive.
    As much as I hate to say it, I also have to agree with Boston's suggestion of it being racially motivated. I really hope they are able to find the POI.

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    https://abcnews.go.com/US/owner-car-...ry?id=85139070

    Owner of car sought in unsolved killings of retired New Hampshire couple

    New Hampshire police investigating the unsolved shooting deaths of a retired couple said Thursday that they are looking to speak to the owner or operator of a car that was parked near a hiking trail where the bodies of the victims were discovered in April.

    New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella and Concord Police Chief Bradley Osgood released photos of a dark green 2006 to 2012 Toyota RAV4 that was parked near the March Loop trailhead in Concord on April 18, the day Stephen Reid, 67, and his wife, Djeswende "Wendy" Reid, 66, were last seen alive.

    Formella and Osgood said in a statement that investigators are seeking to identify and speak with the owner or whoever was driving the vehicle that day in connection with the homicides.

    The Marsh Loop trail is part of the Broken Ground Trails system where the bodies of the couple were discovered on April 21, a day after relatives reported them missing, police said.

    The FBI has joined the investigation and a $33,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the killings.

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