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News Release

For Immediate Release
July 23, 2013

Jeffery A. Strelzin, Senior Assistant Attorney General
John "Jay" McCormack, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-3671

Indictments Handed-Down in 1991 Murder in Plymouth, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster, State Police Colonel Robert Quinn, and Plymouth Police Chief Stephen Lefebvre, announce that indictments have been handed-down in connection with a previously unsolved 1991 murder in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

On September 6, 1991, Theresa Reed was 30 years old and lived alone at 52 Highland Street in Plymouth, New Hampshire. When she failed to show up for work, some friends went looking for her. Eventually, her body was discovered inside her apartment. The police were called and an investigation ensued. That investigation revealed that Ms. Reed had been stabbed to death and her death was declared a homicide.

In spite of a vigorous initial and subsequent criminal investigation, no arrest was ever made in the case.

In 2012, State Police detectives assigned to the Cold Case Unit reopened the case and began reinvestigating Theresa Reed's murder. Eventually, enough progress was made to allow the case to be presented to the Grafton County Grand Jury on Friday, July 19, 2013. As a result of that presentation, the Grand Jury returned two indictments charging Craig W. Conkey, age 46, of Shirley, Massachusetts, with First-Degree Murder (murder during commission of a burglary) and an alternative count of Reckless Second-Degree Murder, for causing the death of Theresa Reed on or about September 6, 1991, by stabbing her multiple times with a knife.

Craig W. Conkey is currently incarcerated in Massachusetts. The next step in the process will be for New Hampshire authorities to lodge a detainer against Mr. Conkey in Massachusetts and then seek his transfer to New Hampshire to stand trial for Theresa Reed's murder.

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