New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
October 12, 2021

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

Peter Hinckley, Senior Assistant Attorney General
peter.hinckley@doj.nh.gov | 603-657-4904

Meghan C, Hagaman, Assistant Attorney General

Arrest of Anderson Pereira for the murder of Zakhia Charabaty in Manchester, New Hampshire, on March 13, 2020

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella and Manchester Police Chief Allen D. Aldenberg announce that Anderson Pereira (age 42) has been arrested for the murder of Zakhia Charabaty (age 42), in Manchester, New Hampshire on March 12, 2020.

Beginning on March 14, 2020, members of the Manchester Police Department and other law enforcement agencies began an investigation into the disappearance into Zakhia Charabaty, who was last seen on March 12 at his residence on Pasture Drive in Manchester. On July 9, 2020, Mr. Charabaty’s body was recovered by the FBI's Evidence Response Team in Methuen, Massachusetts.

An arrest warrant was issued for Anderson Pereira for first-degree murder, RSA 630:1-a, I(a), for purposely causing Mr. Charabaty’s death by means of homicidal violence. Pereira also has been charged with two counts of falsification of physical evidence.

Anderson Pereira recently was located and arrested by the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force on these charges in Kissimmee, Florida. He will remain in custody on those charges while awaiting extradition to New Hampshire.

Anderson Pereira’s arrest was the culmination of a multi-jurisdictional investigation into Mr. Charabaty’s disappearance and death. In addition to the Manchester Police Department, law enforcement from the Lawrence (Massachusetts) Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation participated in the investigation.

The charge and allegations are merely accusations, and Anderson Pereira is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

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