‘Suspicious death’ under investigation in Windham, NH

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Residents of West Shore Road in Windham, NH were greeted by crime scene tape and police cars, early Thursday morning.

Police stopped Cole Forrence on his way to school. “He comes out to us and he says yeah this is a crime scene you guys all have to turn around and go home,” said Forrence.

Neighbors tell Boston 25 that the body of a man was found about 7 AM Thursday by a construction crew.

Investigators and state police soon swarmed the area, concerning people who live nearby.

“All of our neighbors are on group chats — and everyone’s been texting each other speculating and wondering on what’s really going on — you know, I mean it’s nothing we’re used to you know,” said Forrence.

Police also canvassed the area knocking on doors and looking for clues.

“They asked me if I heard any loud noises at night and I was like no I haven’t I mean it’s all been pretty peaceful and quiet like a normal day would be,” said Forrence.

Shawn Ford  was out walking his dog. He suspects it is the body of someone he’s seen in the area recently.

“In the last couple of weeks there’s been some really old beat up vehicles there I believe the people are homeless and they’ve been at the corner asking for money and stuff. I don’t know if that has anything o do with it but that’d be my first guess,” said Ford.

So far, investigators are only saying this is a suspicious death investigation. So nervous neighbors anxiously wait to learn more.

“Man it’s not something you ever expect in a nice town like Windham. Everything is really peaceful and it’s a nice calm neighborhood,” said Forrence.

The AG’s office says an autopsy will be performed on Friday and they are hopeful it will offer investigators more insight into what happened to the victim.

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