New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
October 18, 2021

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

Susan G. Morrell, Senior Assistant Attorney General | (603) 271-3671

Meghan C. Hagaman, Assistant Attorney General

Arraignments of Danielle Dauphinais and Joseph Stapf Scheduled for the Morning of Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in Nashua

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Nathan A. Noyes, and Merrimack Police Chief Brian K. Levesque announce that arraignments for Danielle Dauphinais and Joseph Stapf have been scheduled in Hillsborough County Superior Court – Southern District for the morning of Wednesday, October 20, 2021. The arraignments will be at 11:00 a.m. and will be a WebEx proceeding livestreamed on, as per the Court’s Order.

Officials are continuing to search for Elijah and are requesting the public’s assistance in locating him. Investigators now believe Elijah was last seen at his home sometime within the last 30 days.

As previously reported, Elijah’s unknown whereabouts were brought to the attention of authorities by DCYF on Thursday, October 14, 2021. The Merrimack Police Department immediately began an investigation, and was assisted later that day by the New Hampshire State Police and the New Hampshire Department of Justice. Elijah was never reported missing to authorities prior to this time. Elijah’s photo is attached to this release as well.

Anyone with information on Elijah’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Merrimack Police Department’s Crimeline at (603) 424-2424 or New Hampshire State Police Communications at (603) 223-4381 or 603-MCU-TIPS (603-628-8477). Lead Investigator Detective Sergeant Kelly Healey, Major Crime Unit, can be contacted directly at

Based on the information currently known to investigators, there does not appear to be any danger to the public. The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released as it becomes available while protecting the integrity of the investigation.

photo of elijah lewis

Elijah Lewis – Photo Taken In May, 2020

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