NEW HAMPSHIRE — Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Derry Police Chief Edward B. Garone have announced serve information per the review into two deaths in Derry. The review to date reveals that this was a murder/suicide with Matthew Edmunds, age 39, murdering his son Preston Connor Edmunds, age 6.
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Feb 12, 2018, a call came into the Derry Police Department for a gratification check at 30 Kendall Pond Road, Unit #35 in Derry. Unit #35 is a mobile home in a mobile home community. Police forced entrance into the hermetic home. Once inside, the police forced entrance into a hermetic bedroom. In that bedroom, police detected the bodies of Matthew Edmunds and Preston Connor Edmunds. Police celebrated that the room had been hermetic from the inside using channel fasten and a blanket. Also in the room, police located two colourless grills any containing burnt colourless and ash. Police found a sign unresolved from the vital room roof fan. The sign warned police that they “will find me and my son” in the bedroom and to be wakeful of “dangerous CO monoxide levels”.
Autopsies were achieved on Matthew Edmunds and Preston Connor Edmunds by Chief Medical Examiner Jennie V. Duval. Dr. Duval dynamic that the means of death of Preston Edmunds was CO monoxide poisoning and the demeanour of death was homicide. Dr. Duval also dynamic that the means of death of Matthew Edmonds was CO monoxide poisoning and the demeanour of death was suicide.
The review is ongoing.