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News Release

For Immediate Release
June 25, 2011

Janice K. Rundles, Senior Assistant Attorney General
James C. Vara, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-3671

Additional Details Regarding Homicides in Grafton, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Attorney General Michael A. Delaney, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert L. Quinn, and acting Grafton Police Chief Merle Kenyon announce that additional details are available in regard to the homicides that took place in Grafton, New Hampshire on June 25, 2011.

At approximately 9:00 a.m., the police responded to a home on 21 Island Road in Grafton, New Hampshire. William Hatch, age 24, and Crystal Farnham, age 23, were found dead in the home with apparent gunshot wounds. Robert LaCombe, Jr., age 24, was arrested in Randolph, Massachusetts, in connect with the homicides and has been charged with two counts of Second-degree murder. Mr. LaCombe, Jr. will be held in Massachusetts pending his return to New Hampshire.

Autopsies are scheduled to be performed on June 27, 2011 by the New Hampshire Medical Examiner's Office.

Any additional information should be provided to Grafton Police Department, 603-523-7667, or New Hampshire State Police Headquarters, 603-271-3636.

New Hampshire Department of Justice | 33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658