New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
September 23, 2020

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

Benjamin J. Agati, Senior Assistant Attorney General | (603) 419-0124

Scott Chase, Assistant Attorney General

Suspicious Death Investigation in Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant in Coos County, New Hampshire

Concord, NH – New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Nathan A. Noyes announce that officials are investigating a suspicious death. The deceased was discovered late yesterday afternoon in the unincorporated area of Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant in Coos County, New Hampshire.

At this time, it is believed that the deceased is Jonathan Amerault (age 25) of Keene, New Hampshire. Mr. Amerault was reported missing on September 21, 2020.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow, September 24, 2020.

Based on the information currently known to investigators, there does not appear to be any danger to the public at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released as it becomes available, while protecting the integrity of the investigation.

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Amerault since Saturday, September 19, 2020, is encouraged to contact New Hampshire State Police at 603-MCU-TIPS (603-628-8477).

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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Telephone: 603-271-3658