New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
February 7, 2017

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

Arrest Made in Farmington Double Homicide

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner, and Farmington Police Chief John Drury announce that an arrest has been made in connection with the murders of Christine Sullivan, age 48, and Jenna Pellegrini, age 32.

Timothy Verrill, age 34, of Dover, New Hampshire was arrested and charged with two counts of Second-Degree Murder for knowingly causing the death of Ms. Pellegrini by stabbing her multiple times and for knowingly causing the death of Ms. Sullivan by stabbing her multiple times and striking her in the head with a blunt object.

Mr. Verrill was taken into custody by the Massachusetts State Police Fugitive Justice Team in Lawrence, Massachusetts on Monday, February 6, 2017 and is currently being held in custody pending his eventual return to New Hampshire to face these charges.

The investigation into the homicides began on Sunday, January 29, 2017 when the Farmington Police responded to an emergency call at 979 Meaderboro Road in Farmington at approximately 3:00 a.m. During that response, the bodies of Sullivan and Pellegrini were discovered at the residence.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding Sullivan's and Pellegrini's deaths remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the victims in the days leading up to January 29, 2017 or regarding the facts or circumstances of the murders is asked to contact Sgt. Brian Strong of the New Hampshire State Police at (603) 223-4381.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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