New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
May 17, 2022

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

Geoffrey W.R. Ward, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Chief, Criminal Justice Bureau | 603-545-1737

Danielle H. Sakowski, Senior Assistant Attorney General

Additional Information on Homicides of Stephen and Djeswende Reid – Person of Interest Sought; Crimeline Now Authorizes $33,500.00 Reward

composite sketch of person of interestConcord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella and Concord Chief of Police Bradley Osgood announce that investigators are seeking to identify and speak with the male depicted in the attached sketch, who is a person of interest in the investigation into the homicides of Stephen Reid and Djeswende Reid. In addition, the reward facilitated by the Concord Regional Crimeline has increased to $33,500.00.

The person of interest is described as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5'10" tall, medium build, with short brown hair, and clean-shaven. He was seen in the vicinity of the shooting incident on Monday, April 18, 2022, wearing a dark blue jacket (possibly with a hood), khaki-colored pants, and carrying a black backpack. A sketch of this individual is attached.

Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of this individual is asked to contact the Concord Police Department or the Concord Regional Crimeline.

The Concord Regional Crimeline announces that it has increased the reward in this case, and will facilitate a reward of up to $33,500.00 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible for the murders of Stephen and Djeswende Reid. Twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) of the reward was donated by an anonymous donor who has pledged the funds for only those who come forward with information within the next 60 days. Five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) of the reward was donated by another anonymous donor. In addition, the Concord Police Patrolmen's Association and Supervisors Association as well as the Retired New Hampshire State Police Troopers Association have contributed to the reward amount.

The Concord Police Department can be reached at (603) 225-8600, or tips can be submitted anonymously by contacting the Concord Regional Crimeline at (603) 226-3100. Tips can also be submitted online through the Crimeline website at, or text message TIP234 and your message to CRIMES (274637). Crimeline awards cash to anyone whose information directly leads to information concerning the Reids' murders. All tips remain anonymous.

As previously reported, the investigation to date has revealed that the Reids left their residence in the Alton Woods apartment complex at approximately 2:22 p.m. on the afternoon of Monday, April 18, 2022, and went for a walk that led them to the area of the Broken Ground Trails which are off of Portsmouth Street in Concord. Family and friends did not see or hear from them after that. The Reids' bodies were recovered in the early evening of April 21, 2022, from a wooded area in close proximity to the Marsh Loop Trail.

Autopsies conducted by Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Mitchell Weinberg determined that the cause of Stephen Reid's death was multiple gunshot wounds, and that the manner of his death was homicide. Dr. Weinberg determined that the cause of Djeswende Reid's death was multiple gunshot wounds, and that the manner of her death was homicide.

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
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658