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  • Writer's pictureJeffrey Hastings

Hooksett Death Of 45-Year-Old Man Ruled A Homicide

Hooksett Death Is Classified A Homicide, Victim Died Of A Single Stab Wound To The Neck

Hooksett, NH - Hooksett Police and Fire responded to the area of Main Street Sunday morning for a report of an unresponsive person in the roadway.

Responders arrived at about 12:15 a.m. and found an unresponsive man with injuries and requested addition fire personnel to respond to the scene. A trauma alert was activated at a local hospital and the man was transported by Hooksett Fire.

Hooksett Police put out a press release at 1:40 a.m. indicating that Main Street was closed between Route 3 and Merrimack St. for a police emergency, and there was no threat to the public.

Later Sunday morning the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, NHSP, and Hooksett police announced they were investigating a suspicious death. They indicated that all people involved had been identified and there is no threat to the public.

UPDATE 3:25 p.m.

NH State Police Major Crime investigators worked in Main Street gathering evidence and documenting the scene. Hooksett Police Detectives could be seen going canvasing the area and going house to house.

Sunday a autopsy was conducted by Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval. Dr. Duval determined that the cause was a single stab wound to the neck, and the manner of death was homicide. As used by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, homicide is defined as the killing of one person by another. The victim was identified as Jason Wirtz, age 45.

At this point in our investigation all parties involved have been identified and there is no threat to the general public. The investigation is active and ongoing.

As investigators look into the timeline of events they are asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone who observed any individual(s) walking on Main Street in Hooksett between Daniel Webster Highway and College Park Drive during the hours of 11:30 P.M. last night to 1:00 A.M. this morning, and anyone who drove across the Main Street Bridge in Hooksett during that same time period, is asked to please contact the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit tip line at (603) 628-8477.

As additional information becomes available updates will be published.

©Jeffrey Hastings

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