New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
October 24, 2021

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

Meghan C. Hagaman, Assistant Attorney General

Remains identified as Elijah Lewis & Information regarding Autopsy Examination

photo of elijah lewis

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Nathan A. Noyes, and Merrimack Police Chief Brian K. Levesque announce that an autopsy was completed today on the remains found in Abington, Massachusetts yesterday. The autopsy was conducted by Dr. Richard Atkinson, of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for Massachusetts.

Dr. Atkinson was able to positively identify the remains as Elijah Lewis using dental records. However, the determination of cause and manner of death remain pending further toxicology testing and further investigation. It is likely that it will be a few months before there is a specific determination of cause and manner of death. At this time, it is anticipated that no additional charges will be brought until these findings are complete.

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

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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