For Immediate Release
May 18, 2011
Susan G. Morrell, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Michael S. Lewis, Assistant Attorney General
New Hampshire Attorney General Michael A. Delaney, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert L. Quinn, Massachusetts State Police Colonel Marian McGovern, Maine State Police Colonel Robert Williams, and Hampton Police Chief James Sullivan, announce the arrest tonight of Julianne McCrery, Age 42, of Irving, Texas, on the charge of fugitive from justice in Concord, Massachusetts. The fugitive from justice charge arose from an arrest warrant issued in the State of New Hampshire on the charge of second-degree murder for causing the death of her six year-old son, Camden Hughes, in Hampton, New Hampshire on May 14, 2011.
On May 14, 2011, the body of Camden Hughes was found in a wooded area in South Berwick, Maine. Efforts to identify the child's body and a suspicious vehicle seen in the area have been ongoing since Saturday night, with the Maine State Police seeking assistance from the public. On May 15, 2011, Maine's Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Margaret Greenwald, performed an autopsy on the deceased child. Her preliminary findings are that the cause of death is asphyxiation and the manner of death is homicide, however her final determination is pending further studies.
The arrest in this case was aided by a tip from a member of the public identifying the defendant's vehicle at a rest stop on 495 in the Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. It is expected that Julianne McCrery will be arraigned tomorrow morning in Concord District Court, Massachusetts. The homicide remains under investigation.
New Hampshire Department of Justice | 33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301