Prout Park victim identified, death ruled homicide by AG’s office

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A member of the NH State Medical Examiner's office escorts the body from the scene at Prout's Park in Manchester. The man's body was taken to Concord for an autopsy, scheduled for Aug. 31.
A member of the NH State Medical Examiner’s office escorts the body from the scene at Prout Park in Manchester. Richard Carlson’s body was taken to Concord for an autopsy, scheduled for Aug. 31.

MANCHESTER, NH – A body discovered Sunday at Prout Park has been identified as Richard Carlson, 61, of Manchester.

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and Manchester Police Department Chief Nick Willard made the announcement Tuesday, following an autopsy.

The State’s Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Thomas A. Andrew, conducted the autopsy on Mr. Carlson and determined that the manner of death is homicide.

The investigation into Mr. Carlson’s death is ongoing. Additional details have deliberately been withheld, including the cause of Mr. Carlson’s death, and when authorities believe he died, according to Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin.

Anyone with information regarding Mr. Carlson’s death is asked to contact the Manchester Police Department at (603) 668-8711, and ask for “detectives,” or you can leave an anonymous tip on the Manchester Crime Line.

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