New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
April 12, 2019

Kate Spiner, Director of Communications

Geoffrey W.R. Ward, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Chief, Criminal Justice Bureau | (603) 545-1737

Jesse O'Neill, Assistant Attorney General

Derrick Shippee Discovered Deceased in Vernon, Vermont

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner, and Hinsdale Police Chief Todd Faulkner announce that additional information is available regarding the on-going homicide investigation in Hinsdale, New Hampshire.

Police involvement in the case began on the afternoon of April 11, 2019, when officers from the Hinsdale Police Department conducted a welfare check at the residence at 240 Plain Road in Hinsdale, and found the bodies of Neal Bolster (age 29) and Aaliyah Jacobs (age 19) inside the residence. Arrest warrants were issued earlier today charging Derrick Shippee (age 28) with two counts of second degree murder for killing Mr. Bolster and Ms. Jacobs.

Late this afternoon, Mr. Shippee was found deceased in Vernon, Vermont. The Vermont Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause and manner of Mr. Shippee's death.

The investigation into the deaths is active and ongoing. Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Shawn Skahan of the New Hampshire State Police at (603) 223-8494 or

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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