Another home invasion rocks Mont Vernon, N.H., stirring terrible memories

Police are investigating a daytime home invasion in which a woman was sexually assaulted last week in Mont Vernon, N.H., a crime that brought back memories of a deadly home invasion and murder in that town in 2009, police said.

On Sept. 27, New Hampshire State Police and Mont Vernon police employed a K-9 unit to track the suspect who left the Brook Road home after the assault and fled into the woods. Results came back as inconclusive, Mont Vernon police said.

The woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police announced today that the public is not in immediate danger. Police said they believe the suspect is no longer in the area.


Three years ago, a home invasion in Mont Vernon left 42-year-old Kimberly Cates dead and her 11-year-old daughter, Jaimie, severely injured. Five men were later convicted in the case, including two for murder. One of the men used a machete in the attacks.

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