Missing Chichester woman victim of homicide, died of multiple stab wounds

Authorities identified the body of a woman found dead in Canterbury as Frances Nash.

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Frances Nash

CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire’s Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Jennie V. Duval, has determined that the body of a woman found dead in Canterbury is Frances Nash of Chichester.  Dr. Duval has also determined that the cause of Ms. Nash’s death was multiple stab wounds and the manner of death is homicide.



Phillip Nash, 21, was arrested May 21 in Virginia. He was wanted by New Hampshire authorities in connection with two stolen vehicles, one of them belonging to his mother. That car was recovered in Canterbury.

The circumstances that led to Ms. Nash’s death are still under investigation. Anyone with information about Ms. Nash’s activities last week and this past weekend is asked to contact the New Hampshire State Police at (603) 271-3636.