New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
April 27, 2021

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

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

Scott Chase, Assistant Attorney General

Britany Barron Indicted for Falsifying Physical Evidence Related to the 2020 September Murder of Jonathan Amerault in Rindge, New Hampshire

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that Britany Barron (age 31), formerly of Jaffrey, New Hampshire, has been indicted by the New Hampshire Multicounty Grand Jury in connection with the death of Jonathan Amerault (age 25) in the overnight hours between Saturday, September 19, 2020, and Sunday, September 20, 2020, in Rindge, New Hampshire.

Mrs. Barron was indicted for three counts of Falsifying Physical Evidence in that, while believing an official proceeding or investigation was pending or about to be instituted, Britany Barron altered, destroyed, concealed, or removed any thing with a purpose to impair its verity or availability in such proceeding or investigation; specifically for: (1) knowingly separating Jonathan Amerault's head from his body; (2) knowingly wrapping Jonathan Amerault's body in a tarp and dragging it into a remote area, and; (3) knowingly cleaning part of Jonathan Amerault's Subaru Impreza; all with a purpose to impair its verity or availability in the proceeding or investigation. 

In addition, two complaints were filed by the Office of the Attorney General charging Britany Barron for the misdemeanor offenses of Abuse of a Corpse for knowingly removing, concealing or destroying a corpse or any part thereof, for removing Jonathan Amerault's head from his body and for concealing his body by wrapping it in a tarp and dragging it into a remote area.

Mrs. Barron continues to be held without bail. Arraignment on these indictments will be scheduled in Coos County Superior Court.

The charges and allegations set forth in the indictments and complaints are merely accusations, and Mrs. Barron is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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