CONCORD, N.H. (WHDH) - Investigators on Monday continued to hunt for evidence related to the deaths of a New Hampshire couple whose bodies were found in a wooded area in Concord last week.
Autopsies determined that Stephen Reid, 67, and Djeswende Reid, 66, died of multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death was homicide, authorities said.
The Reids left their home in an apartment complex Monday afternoon and went for a walk that led them to the area of the Broken Ground Trails, officials said, and family and friends did not see or hear from them after that.
Their bodies were discovered Thursday evening in the woods near the Broken Ground Trails.
It’s not clear if the couple was targeted or attacked at random.
Investigators have followed up on more than 60 tips flooding in from the public so far.
Relatives of the Reids released a statement to Monday afternoon expressing their gratitude to the law enforcement community. They said that after decades of humanitarian work, the couple returned to Concord three years ago to enjoy a well-deserved retirement.
It reads in part:
“Steve served four years in the Peace Corps in West Africa right after college. He met his future wife and soulmate Wendy, who was from West Africa, while she was studying in Washington D.C. on an athletic scholarship. They bonded over their mutual love of adventure and fitness.
Steve and Wendy had returned three years ago to his hometown of Concord to enjoy a well-deserved retirement. Steve’s thirty-plus year career as an international development specialist in service to the world’s most vulnerable through USAID humanitarian projects could not have been made possible without the love, care and support of Wendy, who also helped recently-resettled refugees acclimate and thrive in the United States.”
Anyone who saw them Monday or knows anything about their disappearance is asked to contact the Concord Police Department. Police are also asking anyone in the area who has a video surveillance system to review the footage.
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