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News Release

For Immediate Release
October 22, 2009

Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffery A. Strelzin
(603) 271-3671

Apparent Murder/Suicide in Londonderry, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Attorney General Michael A. Delaney and Londonderry Police Chief William R. Hart announce that an investigation is ongoing into an apparent murder/suicide in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

On Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Londonderry officers responded to a 911 call from a juvenile at 4 Fiddler's Ridge Road in Londonderry, New Hampshire. When officers arrived, they found a female resident, Suzanne Vernet (age 46), unconscious and severely injured. Suzanne was eventually taken to a hospital in Boston where she was pronounced dead this evening.

Based on information received from the children at the scene, the police began looking for Suzanne's husband, Binh Vernet (age 48) in connection with the incident. The two children who were present during the incident were not physically injured during the incident.

After a day-long search, Binh Vernet's car was located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts this evening. A search of the area ensued and he was eventually discovered deceased. Suicide is the apparent manner of Binh Vernet's death.

The Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be performing autopsies on Suzanne and Binh Vernet to determine the precise causes of death.

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