‘Horrible’: Authorities investigating ‘suspicious’ death in small NH town

SANDOWN, N.H. (WHDH) - Authorities are investigating a “suspicious” death in Sandown, New Hamshire, officials announced Wednesday morning.

State and local police responded to a home at 48 Phillipswoods Road, according to a joint statement issued by New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher Wagner, and Sandown Police Chief Joseph Gordon.

Meanwhile, neighbors say they are upset and completely baffled by this ordeal.

“We were all in shock,” Cindy Grenda who lives nearby said. “The tears haven’t come yet because I am so shaken. We are all shaken. We were all comforting each other this afternoon. It’s ridiculous.”

They say the victim is a woman in her 80s who lives in the home with her grandson.

One of the neighbors, who wished to remain anonymous, said the victim was one of her best friends and that they had plans to attend a luncheon later on in the day.

“I was in that house two days ago, talked to her last night and there was nothing that brings me to this,” she said. “Nothing.”

Now all they can do is wait for answers.

“She was a kind woman who loved life and if this isn’t dying from old age, it’s a sin that this has happened to her,” the friend said.

No additional information was immediately available.

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