Belmont, N.H., mother and son identified as homicide victims

The New Hampshire attorney general’s office has identified two people who were chopped to death in a Belmont, N.H., home as Priscilla Carter, 59, and her son Timothy Carter, 39.

Belmont police responded to a 911 call around 11 a.m. Friday and discovered the mother and son dead in their home at 20 Sunset Drive, said Jeffery Strelzin, a spokesman for the attorney general.

The state’s medical examiner completed autopsies on Saturday, and determined that the deaths were homicides, the attorney general’s office said.

Both died as a result of multiple chop wounds; Priscilla Carter also suffered blunt-force injuries, the statement said. Strelzin declined to say what type of weapon was used.


Two neighbors, contacted by phone, said the property was a rental home and that the Carters had lived there for fewer than three months. The home is about 3 miles southwest of Laconia and sits on the bank of Lake Winnisquam.

Strelzin said no arrests have been made. The state fish and game officials have searched the water near the property for evidence. “As of now we don’t have any specific information that there is a danger to the public,’’ he said.

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