Denise Robert case: Police search Londonderry residence for evidence in 2015 murder

Police execute search warrant

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A search warrant was executed at a Kendall Pond Road residence in Londonderry. Jeffrey Hastings/Photo

MANCHESTER, NH – Authorities on Thursday searched a Londonderry residence they hope will deliver some clues and lead them closer to an arrest in the 2015 murder of  Denise Robert. Associate Attorney General Jane Young on Thursday said the investigation continues to pursue all leads and is going down all avenues, wherever the evidence points.

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“This is an avenue available based on evidence, and we’re pursuing it,” Young said Thursday. 

Tom Robert, one of Denise Robert’s younger siblings, said the family was given a “heads up” Thursday just before information about the warrant execution was released to the press.

“I got a phone call, and they said essentially that police were issuing a search warrant for 42 Kendall Pond Road in Londonderry. That’s it. They’re not so much looking for a person but looking to search the premises,” said Tom Robert. “They tried to stay away from the person. Obviously they’re there because they’re thinking someone is there, or something was brought there related to my sister’s case. I have no particulars about that location, I’ve never heard of that location before. I guess we’ll have to see.”

Meanwhile, the fact that Manchester Police executed the warrant at 42 Kendall Pond Road, #B, in Londonderry on Oct. 19 was all that was known about the latest in the investigation. No other information was released, and Young said she did not anticipate updating the public on what if anything was found at the residence, to preserve the integrity of the investigation.

NH State Police and Londonderry Police were assisting with the search warrant execution.

Authorities executed a search warrant, looking for clues to solving the 2015 murder of Denise Robert. Jeffrey Hastings/Photo

It was a quiet summer Sunday evening when Denise Robert, 62, was gunned down on Aug. 30, 2015  as she took a stroll on Ray Street in Manchester, part of her usual routine. Her death was ruled a homicide, however police and investigators at the Attorney General’s office have had few fruitful leads so far. Her murder left her extended family and residents of the quiet neighborhood in the North End of Manchester stunned.

In the two years since then, her family has expressed some frustration over the lack of an arrest in the case, and closure. Authorities have been equally frustrated. Earlier this year Young announced she was refreshing the investigative team and they were going back to square one, reviewing all evidence and information gathered to date.

Anyone with information regarding the murder of Denise Robert is urged to contact Investigator Todd Flanagan at (603) 271-1208. A $40,000 reward has been offered for anyone with fruitful information in the Denise Robert murder investigation. You can leave an anonymous tip via Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or use the online tip form.

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