New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

Cold Case UnitJohn Sterling

The 1990 unsolved homicide of John Sterling.

photo of homicide victim John Sterling not available.

Year of Death or Disappearance: 1990

City/Town: Hillsborough

Status: Unsolved Homicide

On September 28, 1990 a fire destroyed the single-family home of John Sterling, age 72, on School Street in Hillsborough, NH. Firefighters arrived at the scene around 1:00 a.m. and, after extinguishing the fire, discovered John's body in his home. Subsequent investigation ruled out natural and accidental causes for the fire. There were a series of arson fires in Hillsborough, NH around the time of the fire that killed John.

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