New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
November 20, 2015

Peter Hinckley, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-1209

Geoffrey Ward, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 545-1737

Autopsy Results in Death of Shawn Sylvester in Alexandria, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and State Police Colonel Robert L. Quinn announce the results of the autopsy conducted on Shawn Sylvester (age 11 months), who died on Sunday after receiving injuries in Alexandria, New Hampshire.

Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval has determined that the cause of the child's death was blunt impact head trauma. The manner of his death was homicide.

The investigation into Shawn Sylvester's death is ongoing.

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