New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
June 7, 2018

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

Autopsy Results Regarding Homicide Investigation in Rochester

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Rochester Police Chief Paul Toussaint announce further information concerning a homicide investigation in Rochester, New Hampshire that began on June 6, 2018.

Around midnight on June 6, 2018, Rochester police officers responded to the area of South Main Street for a reported shooting incident. That incident apparently involved two groups of people. Upon arrival, the officers discovered three adults, including an adult female, Billy Jo Ahearn (age 24) of Rochester, with an apparent gunshot wound. Ms. Ahearn was transported to a local hospital where she later died.

On June 6, an autopsy was performed on Ms. Ahearn by Chief Medical Examiner Jennie V. Duval. Dr. Duval determined that Ms. Ahearn’s cause of death was a single gunshot wound and the manner of death was homicide.

The incident is still under investigation. Anyone who may have information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Geoff Moore at the Rochester Police Department at (603) 330-7140.

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