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Murder in Northfield, New Hampshire: New search underway

Written by Javed Iqbal

Law enforcement will search areas in Tilton and Northfield on Saturday in connection with the ongoing investigation into the triple homicide of a mother and her two sons. Officials said Kassandra Sweeney, 25, and her two sons, Benjamin Sweeney, 4, and Mason Sweeney, 1, each died of a single gunshot wound. Autopsies conducted by the medical examiner revealed that each death was homicide. The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office said New Hampshire State Police and other law enforcement agencies will be in Tilton and Northfield in the areas of Shaker Road, Laconia Road, Wethersfield Road, Tilton Road and the on-ramp areas entering I-93. The search is for physical evidence and is part of the investigation and not the result of new information in the case. The search poses no danger to the public, the Attorney General’s Office said. Officials asked the public to stay away from properties in the search area, to allow investigators to complete their work and for the public to respect the privacy of residents in the area. The bodies of Sweeney and her sons were discovered Wednesday at their home on Wethersfield Drive. Senior Assistant Attorney General Geoffrey Ward stressed that officials believe there is no danger to the public and that the killings were not the result of a random event. Ward said that while officials believe all parties have been identified in the case, “I’m not saying we know who did it.” He said no arrests have been made in the case and no one has been charged. Sources told News 9 Northfield and state police were called to the address just before 8 p.m. 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after someone reported that several people may have been injured. When officers arrived, they found the bodies of Sweeney and her two sons. A silver Ford F-150 was taken away on a flatbed truck Thursday morning, but there was no word on why it was removed. K-9 units were also seen going in and out of the home, and officers began searching a wooded area near the home later in the day. Ward said the investigation is active and ongoing. A GoFundMe was launched for the family to help with funeral expenses.

Law enforcement will search areas in Tilton and Northfield on Saturday in connection with the ongoing investigation into the triple homicide of a mother and her two sons.

Officials said Kassandra Sweeney, 25, and her two sons, Benjamin Sweeney, 4, and Mason Sweeney, 1, each died of a single gunshot wound. Autopsies conducted by the medical examiner revealed that each death was homicide.

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office said New Hampshire State Police and other law enforcement agencies will be in Tilton and Northfield in the areas of Shaker Road, Laconia Road, Wethersfield Road, Tilton Road and the on-ramp areas entering I-93.

The search is for physical evidence and is part of the investigation and not the result of new information in the case. The search poses no danger to the public, the state attorney said.

Officials asked the public to stay away from properties in the search area, to allow investigators to complete their work and for the public to respect the privacy of residents in the area.

The bodies of Sweeney and her sons were discovered Wednesday at their home on Wethersfield Drive.

Kassandra Sweeney and her two children

Senior Assistant Attorney General Geoffrey Ward stressed that officials believe there is no danger to the public and that the killings were not the result of a random event.

Ward said that while officials believe all parties have been identified in the case, “I’m not saying we know who did it.”

He said no arrests have been made in the case and no charges have been filed.

Sources told News 9 that Northfield and state police were called to the address just before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after someone reported that several people may have been injured. When officers arrived, they found the bodies of Sweeney and her two sons.

A silver Ford F-150 was taken away on a flatbed truck Thursday morning, but there was no word on why it was removed.

K-9 units were also seen going in and out of the home, and officers began searching a wooded area near the home later in the day.

Ward said the investigation is active and ongoing.

A GoFundMe was launched for the family to help with funeral expenses.

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