NH AG: Death of Salem woman under investigation

SALEM, N.H. (WHDH) - Authorities in New Hampshire are investigating the untimely death of a woman in Salem, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald announced Wednesday.

New Hampshire State Police and the Salem Police Department are working in conjunction with MacDonald’s office.

The woman’s name was not made public.

She lived there with her son. Her friends and next door neighbors say they hadn’t seen them in more than a year and a half.

“My husband did go to the police at one point and said, ‘we’re really worried, they’re not answering the phone, can someone check on them.’ They answered the door and said everything was fine and that was all they could do,” Pam Avallone said.

A pizza delivery employee called police this afternoon, according to investigators.

When they arrived, they found the woman dead inside. They said she had been dead for a while.

No additional details were immediately available.

Pam and Brianna Avalone told 7News that the son had health issues of his own and at times had trouble walking.

“He was totally immobile,” Brianna Avalone said. “The only way that they could get him out of the house was by cutting the hole in the front of the house and carrying him out. He was in the chair that was in one of the dens in the house.”

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