New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
February 11, 2019

Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
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Jeffery A. Strelzin, Associate Attorney General / (603) 271-3671

Heather Cherniske, Assistant Attorney General

Update Regarding Investigation in Conway, New Hampshire

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner, and Conway Police Chief Edward K. Wagner announce further information regarding the discovery of human remains in Conway, New Hampshire.

On February 5, 2019, Conway police were notified of the discovery of human remains at a pumping station in Conway, which is owned and operated by the Conway Village Fire District. It appears most likely that the remains arrived at the pumping station through the sewer system.

On February 8, 2019, Associate Medical Examiner Dr. Christine James of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on the remains. She classified the remains as a fetus. Dr. James determined that the fetus had not taken a breath, was not viable, and that the pregnancy loss was the result of a spontaneous natural miscarriage.

The investigation is ongoing. Authorities are still attempting to locate the mother to ensure her health and welfare. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Conway Police Department at (603) 356-5715.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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