New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
March 30, 2017

Geoffrey W.R. Ward, Assistant Attorney General
Phone: (603) 545-1737
Nicole Thorspecken, Attorney

Autopsy Results from Manchester Homicide Investigation

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and Manchester Police Chief Enoch F. Willard announce that the autopsy has been completed on the deceased male discovered at 534 Douglas Street in Manchester on Tuesday,
March 28, 2017.

The individual has been identified as Ryan Chafin, age 39. Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas A. Andrew has determined that the cause of Mr. Chafin's death was multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of Mr. Chafin's death was homicide.

The investigation into the homicide began on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 shortly after 3:00 a.m. when police responded to a call at 534 Douglas Street, in Manchester. Upon arrival, the police located Mr. Chafin's body inside the home.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding Chafin's homicide remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the victim in the days leading up to March 28, 2017 or regarding the facts or circumstances of the homicide is asked to contact Detective Scott Ardita at the Manchester Police Department at
(603) 792-5506.

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