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N.H. AG: Long-missing woman found in Grafton died by homicide

  • Trish Haynes

  • State troopers investigate a Route 4 address with a canine unit in Grafton, N.H., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. New Hampshire State Police said in a press release, they are looking for Trish Haynes, who was last seen in the Grafton/Danbury area in late June or early July. (Valley News - August Frank) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • A helicopter descends for a landing in Grafton, N.H., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. New Hampshire State Police said in a press release, they are looking for Trish Haynes, who was last seen in the Grafton/Danbury area in late June or early July. (Valley News - August Frank) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • New Hampshire State Police Lt. John Sonia of the Major Crimes Unit works on a missing person case in Grafton, N.H., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. New Hampshire State Police said in a press release, they are looking for Trish Haynes, who was last seen in the Grafton/Danbury area in late June or early July. (Valley News - August Frank) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Staff Report
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

GRAFTON — A New Hampshire woman who was reported missing more than a year ago died as the result of a homicide, according to autopsy findings released by the state Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday evening.

Last August, police announced they were searching for Trish Haynes, 26, who had last been seen in the Grafton and Danbury, N.H., area in late spring.

In Wednesday’s statement, a spokeswoman said human remains recovered in Grafton during the course of the investigation have been identified as Haynes’, and that she died at the hands of another person.

The statement did not offer details about when the remains were recovered, or the circumstances of Haynes’ death.

The spokeswoman declined further comment Wednesday night.

In the final week of last August, at the same time authorities were asking for the public’s help in locating Haynes, police spent multiple days searching for her at a residential property in Grafton.

Associate Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin said at that time that he couldn’t comment about what led authorities to the Grafton area, and he gave no indication as to whether Haynes was the victim of foul play.

Officials focused their August search on 225 Main St. The house there sits on 9½ acres and has several outbuildings. Officials roped off the entire property with caution tape, and a state police K-9 unit and the Major Crime Unit were on the property, which is near the intersection with Turnpike Road.

Anyone with information about Haynes is asked to call state police at 603-223-4381.