New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
August 28, 2018

Peter Hinckley, Senior Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-1209, (603) 657-4904

Jesse O'Neill, Assistant Attorney General

Further Information Regarding Untimely Death Investigation in Salem, New Hampshire

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner, and Salem Police Chief Paul T. Donovan announce that an autopsy has been conducted and the identity determined of a deceased female found inside a Salem residence on August 15, 2018.

The deceased female has been identified as Florence Cotter (age 87). After an investigation into the circumstances of her death, including the autopsy findings, her death was likely due to a medical issue and not the result of criminal activity.

No further news releases are anticipated regarding this matter.

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