New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
August 20, 2018

John J. Kennedy, Assistant Attorney General
603-892-5883 (cell)

Nicole Clay, Attorney

Arrest of Jeramie Colella for the Murders of Joanna Colella and Francis Colella

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Dover Police Chief William Breault announce that Jeramie Colella (age 44) has been arrested and charged with Knowing Second-Degree Murder for causing the death of his wife, Joanna Colella (age 43) and for causing the death of his father, Francis Colella (age 69).

The bodies of Joanna and Francis Colella were discovered at 18 Tideview Drive in Dover earlier this morning. The cause and manner of death will be determined pending an autopsy which is currently scheduled for Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Mr. Colella is scheduled to be arraigned on the murder charges in the Strafford County Superior Court tomorrow, Tuesday, August 21, at 1:00 p.m.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Mark Nadeau at 603-742-4646 or

The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and Mr. Colella is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
1 Granite Place South | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658