New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
February 16, 2019

Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
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Benjamin J. Agati, Senior Assistant Attorney General
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Arrest Made in the Death of Melissa Hatch in Madison, New Hampshire

Concord, NH – New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher Wagner, and Madison Police Chief Tom Colby announce further information about the death of an individual in Madison, New Hampshire, last evening, and an arrest.

At approximately 6:40 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call at 15 Burgdorf Drive in Madison, New Hampshire. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased adult female identified as Melissa Hatch, age 42, of Madison. A juvenile has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder for killing Ms. Hatch.

Since the alleged perpetrator is a juvenile, the law precludes any further information from being released.

An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, February 17, 2019.

Anyone who has information should contact Sergeant Marc Beaudoin of the New Hampshire State Police at 603-223-8678.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658