New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
May 12, 2015

Susan G. Morrell, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Via email:
Phone: 603-231-1585

Benjamin J. Agati, Senior Assistant Attorney General

1988 Homicides of Brenda Warner and Charlene Ranstrom Extradition and Arrest of Anthony Barnaby

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster, Nashua Police Chief Andrew J. Lavoie, and the United States Marshal for the District of New Hampshire, David L. Cargill, Jr., announce that Anthony Barnaby (48), has been arrested in Nashua, New Hampshire. Barnaby faces two counts of first degree murder and two counts of second degree murder for causing the deaths of Brenda Warner and Charlene Ranstrom in concert with David Caplin on October 2-3, 1988, in Nashua, New Hampshire.

At approximately 7:30 am, on Monday, October 3, 1988, Brenda Warner and Charlene Ranstrom were found dead in their home at 7 Mason Street, Apartment D, in Nashua. The medical examiner at the time, Dr. Roger Fossum, determined that their deaths were homicides, caused by multiple stab wounds. In 2011, arrest warrants were issued for the arrest of David Caplin and Anthony Barnaby for causing Warner and Ranstrom's deaths. They were both located in Canada and the extradition process has been on-going since that time in the Canadian Courts. This process was finalized when the Canadian Supreme Court ordered both Caplin and Barnaby surrendered to the United States on April 23, 2015.

Barnaby was surrendered to the United States today to members of the United States Marshal's Service. He was then arrested by members of the Nashua Police Department.

The defendant's arraignment is expected to take place around 10:00 am, on May 13, 2015, at the 9th Circuit Court – District Division Court in Nashua, New Hampshire.

The Nashua Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding Brenda Warner and Charlene Ranstrom's deaths. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Nashua Police Department at (603) 594-3500.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
1 Granite Place South | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658