New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
March 18, 2019

Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
603-573-6103 |

Geoffrey W.R. Ward, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Chief, Criminal Justice Bureau
(03-545-1737 |

Autopsy Results for James Eckert

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner, and Alton Police Chief Ryan L. Heath announce that the autopsy has been completed on James Eckert.

Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Jennie V. Duval, has determined that the manner of Mr. Eckert's death was homicide. The cause of Mr. Eckert's death was a single gunshot wound to the head.

The investigation into the deaths of Lizette and James Eckert remains ongoing.

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