New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

Cold Case UnitSara Jean Hina

The 1989 solved homcide of Sara Jean Hina

photo showing homcide victim Sara Jean Hina.

Year of Death or Disappearance: 1989

City/Town: Keene

Status: Solved

Sara Jean Hina, age 12, died in an arson fire at 88 High Street, in Keene, NH on January 14, 1989. Sara's father Carl Robert Hina, age 49, and his wife, Lori Michelle Hina, age 26, and their four-month-old daughter, Lillian Marie Hina, also died in the same fire. The fire was reported at 2:25 a.m. on January 14. Initially, the fire was believed to be accidentally caused by smoking materials. However, subsequent investigation determined that this was inconsistent with the scene. Other details in the investigation also emerged that suggest that the fire was intentionally set.

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photo showing homicide victim Carl Robert Hina

Carl and Lori Hina

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