New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
August 27, 2023

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

Peter Hinckley, Senior Assistant Attorney General | (603) 657-4904

Update on Suspicious Death Investigation in Durham, New Hampshire

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella, New Hampshire State Police Executive Major Matthew S. Shapiro, and Deputy Chief David Holmstock of the Durham Police Department announce that an autopsy was conducted today on Alexander Talcott (age 41) of Durham, New Hampshire, who was pronounced deceased in his home early Saturday morning during an incident currently under active investigation.

New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval has determined that the cause of Mr. Talcott's death was a stab wound to the neck. The manner of death is homicide. As used by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, homicide is defined as the killing of one person by another.

The parties involved in the incident have been identified and based on the information known to investigators there is no danger to the public.

The investigation into Mr. Talcott's death is ongoing and includes whether the person who stabbed Mr. Talcott acted in self-defense.

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