New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
November 30, 2022

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

Jeffery A. Strelzin, Associate Attorney General | (603) 271-3671

David Lovejoy, Attorney

Additional Information Regarding Untimely Deaths in New London, New Hampshire

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella, State Police Colonel Nathan Noyes, and New London Police Chief Emily Cobb, announce additional information regarding the investigation into the deaths of two adults in New London, New Hampshire.

At 1:38 p.m. on November 29, 2022, law enforcement officers responded to a home on Shaker Street in New London after receiving a call from the homeowner. Inside the home, police found the deceased body of Peggy Brown (age 73). The homeowner, Douglas Lyon (age 78) was found deceased outside the home. Ms. Brown and Mr. Lyon were domestic partners who lived together at the Shaker Road home.

Earlier today, New Hampshire Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Mitchell Weinberg conducted autopsies on Douglas Lyon and Peggy Brown. Dr. Weinberg determined that Ms. Brown's cause of death was three gunshot wounds, and her manner of death is homicide. Dr. Weinberg determined that Mr. Lyon's cause of death was a single gunshot wound, and his manner of death is suicide.

Although the investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident remains active and ongoing, based on evidence gathered to date it has been determined that Douglas Lyon shot and killed Peggy Brown, and then shot and killed himself.

No additional information is expected to be released at this time.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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