New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
August 10, 2019

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

Benjamin J. Agati, Senior Assistant Attorney General
benjamin.agati@doj.nh.gov | (603) 419-0124

Nicole Clay, Assistant Attorney General

Roderick Munstis Arrested for the Murder of Ellen Munstis

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher Wagner, and Derry Police Chief Edward B. Garone announce that Roderick Munstis (age 79) has been arrested for the murder of Ellen Munstis (age 74) in Derry, New Hampshire on Friday, August 9, 2019.

At approximately 12:03 a.m. on August 10, 2019, Derry Police were routed a 911 call from the residence at 151 Bypass 28 in Derry. The caller identified himself as Roderick Munstis. Upon arrival at the home, responding officers discovered the other resident of the home, Ellen Munstis, deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.

Mr. Munstis has been arrested on alternative counts of knowing and reckless second-degree murder for killing Ellen Munstis.

Mr. Munstis is being held awaiting arraignment. His arraignment is expected to be scheduled for Monday, August 12, 2019, in Rockingham Superior Court in Brentwood.

All parties involved in this incident have been identified by the New Hampshire State Police and the Derry Police Department. Anyone in the area of 151 Bypass 28 on Friday, August 9, 2019, who may have seen or heard any part of this event is encouraged to call the Derry Police Department Detective Unit at (603) 432-6111.

The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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