New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
April 12, 2019

Contact:
Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
603-573-6103
kate.spiner@doj.nh.gov

Geoffrey W.R. Ward, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Chief, Criminal Justice Bureau geoffrey.ward@doj.nh.gov | (603) 545-1737

Jesse O'Neill, Assistant Attorney General

Arrest Warrants Issued for Derrick Shippee for Murders in Hinsdale, New Hampshire

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 ongoing investigation into the suspicious deaths of an adult male and adult female 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.

Autopsies were performed today by Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval. Dr. Duval has determined that the cause of Mr. Bolster's death was a gunshot wound and the manner of his death was homicide. Dr. Duval has determined that the cause of Ms. Jacobs's death was gunshot wounds and the manner of her death was homicide.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Derrick Shippee (age 28) for the murders of Mr. Bolster and Ms. Jacobs. Derrick Shippee has been charged with two counts of second degree murder, 2 RSA 630:1-b, for knowingly causing the deaths of Mr. Bolster and Ms. Jacobs by shooting them with a firearm.

Mr. Shippee's whereabouts are unknown at this time. He is described as a white male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 220 pounds, with brown hair, and hazel colored eyes. Mr. Shippee may be in possession of handgun. Anyone who sees or encounters Mr. Shippee should not approach him and instead should immediately contact the police.

The charges and allegations against Mr. Shippee are merely accusations, and Mr. Shippee is presumed innocent unless and until he is proven guilty of the charged crimes.

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 shawn.skahan@dos.nh.gov.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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