New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
May 1, 2015

Stacey L. Pawlik, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 491-2065
Patrick J. Queenan, Assistant Attorney General

Autopsy results for murder in Merrimack, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster, State Police Colonel Robert L. Quinn and Merrimack Police Chief Mark Doyle announce that additional information is available regarding the murder of Darlene Lawrence of Merrimack, New Hampshire.

An autopsy was completed today on Darlene Lawrence.  Her cause of death was a gunshot wound to the neck and the manner of her death was homicide.  Darlene Lawrence’s husband, Joseph Lawrence, has been arrested and charged with her murder and is being held without bail.

The investigation is still ongoing.  If anyone has information related to the incident, they are asked to contact State Police Sergeant John Sonia at (603) 223-8578 or Merrimack Lieutenant Denise Roy at (603) 420-1809.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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Telephone: 603-271-3658