NH ties state record with 32 homicides in 2019

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has tied the state record for most homicides in a single year, a record that has stood for nearly three decades, officials say.

The state has matched the New Hampshire record of 32 homicides set in 1991, and a recent case that’s under investigation could bring the number to 33, WMUR-TV reports.

Associate Attorney General Jeff Strelzin said 2019 has been “an unusual year.” He said the state typically has about 19 homicides per year, though the numbers fluctuate.

Law enforcement officials said they’re committed to seeking justice, regardless of the heavier-than-average homicide load this year.

State Police Capt. Joe Ebert said investigators never forget that homicides represent “a tremendous loss by a family or families.” He added, “We always keep that in the back of our mind.”

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