New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

Cold Case Unit Stella Bolton

The 1991 unsolved homicide of Stella Bolton.

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Year of Death or Disappearance: 1991

City/Town: Portsmouth

Status: Unsolved Homicide

On Saturday, February 16, 1991 Stella N. Bolton, age 68, and James J. Moore, age 73, were found murdered in their home at 74 Rockhill Avenue in Portsmouth, NH. It was later determined they were stabbed to death prior to their house being set on fire. The fire was discovered at 1:30 a.m.

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James Moore

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New Hampshire Department of Justice
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