New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
December 27, 2019

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

Erin Fitzgerald, Assistant Attorney General

Nicole Clay, Assistant Attorney General

Further Information Regarding Suspicious Death Investigation in Laconia, New Hampshire

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner, and Laconia Police Chief Matthew Canfield announce further information regarding the ongoing suspicious death investigation in Laconia, New Hampshire.

On December 24, 2019, officers from the Laconia Police Department responded to 103 Blueberry Lane, # 67, in Laconia. Upon arrival, officers found inside the home a male child, identified as Dennis Vaughan, Jr., age 5. Dennis was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

New Hampshire's Associate Medical Examiner Dr. Christine James has conducted an autopsy of Dennis. At this time, the cause and manner of Dennis's death are pending further studies and investigation.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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