Derry police say car stolen from Bypass 28 homicide scene where home was destroyed by fire

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Actual photos of the vehicle Derry Police are seeking.

DERRY, NH — Police in Derry are looking for a vehicle stolen from the driveway of a home on Bypass 28, the scene of a homicide investigation in which the home was destroyed earlier this week in an explosion and fire.

The vehicle, a 2005 white Mercury Montego with NH registration 4617439, was stolen from 151 ByPass 28. Police say the vehicle was last seen on or about August 21, 2019. 

Home on Bypass 28 destroyed early Monday by a reported explosion and fire. Photo/Pat Grossmith

On Aug. 10 Derry Police responded to a 911 call placed at approximately 12:03 a.m. by Roderick Munstis who told police he had shot his wife. Responding officers discovered Ellen Munstis dead from gunshot wounds. On Aug. 26 the home was gutted in a suspicious fire which is still being jointly investigated by the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Derry Police Department. 

Police Captain Vern Thomas said there is no indication that the stolen vehicle is connected to the homicide in any way.  

Anyone with information on the stolen vehicle is asked to contact the Derry Police Department at 603-432-6111. 

Anyone with information about the fire may also contact the Derry Police Department or the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office – Arson Hotline 1-800-400-3526. 

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