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Missing couple found shot dead near hiking trail in New Hampshire

A New Hampshire couple who took a walk on Monday afternoon were found fatally shot three days later near hiking trails near their home, officials said Friday.

The bodies of Stephen Reid, 67, and Djeswende Reid, 66, were discovered early Thursday evening in a wooded area near the Marsh Loop in Concord’s Broken Ground Trails system, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office said. .

Stephen Reid and Djeswende ReidNew Hampshire Attorney General’s Office

Autopsies showed both husband and wife died of multiple gunshot wounds. Their deaths were ruled as homicides, officials said.

No arrests were made.

The Reids left their apartment complex around 2:22 p.m. Monday and took a walk that took them to the Broken Ground trails not far from their home, the AG’s office said.

They have not heard from them again, the office said.

When Stephen Reid failed to show up for an event on Wednesday, a family member called police to report the couple missing, NBC Boston reported.

Police said the couple were outdoor enthusiasts who frequently took walks on nearby trails, the station reported.

“This is a tragedy, and this is something that came out of nowhere, and we are doing our due diligence, investing all of our resources, working with our state and local partners, to bring this case to fruition,” he said. Concord police said. said chef Bradley Osgood, according to NBC Boston.

Anyone who has seen the couple, has information about their disappearance or who may have surveillance systems that have recorded the Reids is asked to call the police.

The senior assistant attorney general said there was no specific information that leads them to believe there is a risk to the general public, NBC Boston reported, but officials encouraged people to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity.