New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
April 18, 2022

Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications | (603) 931-9375

Bethany J. Durand, Assistant Attorney General | (603) 271-8477

Meghan C. Hagaman, Assistant Attorney General

Danielle Dauphinais Indicted for First Degree Murder and Other Crimes Related to the September 2021 Murder of Elijah Lewis

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that Danielle Dauphinais (age 35) has been indicted on multiple charges in connection with the murder of Elijah Lewis (age 5) in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

On April 15, 2022, the Hillsborough County Grand Jury – Southern District returned indictments charging Danielle Dauphinais with one count of first degree murder for purposely causing the death of Elijah Lewis; one count of second degree murder for causing the death of Elijah Lewis recklessly with extreme indifference to the value of human life; and three counts of tampering with witnesses.

Danielle Dauphinais continues to be held without bail. An arraignment will be scheduled in Hillsborough County Superior Court –– Southern District in Nashua.

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

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