New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

Cold Case UnitJerome O'Sullivan

The 1977 suspicious death of Jerome O'Sullivan.

photo of victim Jerome O'Sullivan not available.

Year of Death or Disappearance: 1977

City/Town: Gilmanton

Status: Suspicious Death

On February 21, 1977 the Belknap County Sheriff's Department was performing a search warrant at a home located on Beauty Hill Road in Gilmanton, NH. The sheriffs found four tons of marijuana in an upstairs bedroom. In the bed was the body of a white male later identified as Jerome P. O'Sullivan, age 29. James died as a result of a single shot to the right side of the head just above the ear. The medical examiner was unable to determine whether Jerome died as a result of homicide or suicide. The case has been treated as a suspicious death.

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