New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
December 13, 2017

Susan G. Morrell
Senior Assistant Attorney General
(603) 231-1585
John Harding
Assistant Attorney General

Autopsy Results for Suspicious Death in Manchester, New Hampshire

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Manchester Police Chief Enoch F. Willard announce the results of the autopsy conducted on the two-year-old boy who died under suspicious circumstances in Manchester, New Hampshire on
December 11, 2017.

Manchester police officers had responded to 551 Howe Street at 11:30 a.m. on Monday for a report of an unconscious toddler. The child was transported to the Elliot Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later. The child is identified as Jacob Pelletier.

On December 12, 2017, Chief Medical Examiner, Jennie Duval, conducted an autopsy on Jacob Pelletier's body. Dr. Duval determined that his cause of death was blunt force trauma to the abdomen and the manner of his death was homicide.

The investigation into the circumstances that led to Jacob's death is ongoing. Further information will be provided consistent with maintaining the integrity of the investigation.

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