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Chilling new details of mysterious death of hiking couple found with ‘gunshot wounds’ as cops warn to ‘stay alert’

CHILLING new details have emerged in the mysterious death of a couple found shot dead on a hiking trail.

Cops have warned residents of Concord, New Hampshire to “stay alert” after Stephen Reid, 67, and his wife Djeswende Reid, 66, were found dead.

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Stephen Reid, 67, and his wife Djeswende Reid, 66, were found dead on a hiking trailCredit: New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office
Police have warned residents of Concord, New Hampshire to 'stay alert'

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Police have warned residents of Concord, New Hampshire to ‘stay alert’Credit: WMUR

It also emerged that the couple were found with “multiple” gunshot wounds, according to local media.

The shootings were ruled homicides, but cops said they had no suspects or motives in the killings.

Stephen and Djeswende had disappeared after visiting family over the Easter weekend before being found shot dead in the woods.

The couple’s son, Brian Reid, told The Concord Monitor: “The bed was neatly made and a window was open.

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“Their two phones are still in the apartment. My dad’s wallet is also still in the apartment, and their two cars are here.”

The police say they have received dozens of tips in this case.

New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Geoff Ward told Boston 25 that he does not believe there is a threat to the public.

But he warned residents to “stay alert”.

Ward and Concord Police Chief Bradley Osgood has so far declined to say whether the shooting was random.

Osgood added, “It’s always a good idea to lock your doors and be alert.”

Ward said: “Anyone who saw the Reids this Monday afternoon, anyone walking on these trails, anyone with information relating to their disappearance or death is asked to contact the Concord Police Department about anything. they saw or heard this afternoon.

“In addition, anyone along the area where the Reids walked that day, from Alton Woods to Portsmouth Street to the Broken Ground trails, who has a home or commercial security system, is invited to to review his tapes to determine if the Reids or anyone else was captured in those videos.”

Family members said they had not heard from the couple since Monday after they left their flat in the Alton Woods apartment complex at around 2.22pm.

And after the couple – who retired to the area three years ago – failed to show up for a family event on Wednesday, cops, soldiers and K-9 units scoured the trails in the area.

Investigators say they found their two cars parked in their usual locations in the apartment complex.

Appealing to the public at the time, police said: “They are outdoor enthusiasts and have been known to frequently take walks along the trails near their residence in Concord.

“Their absence and lack of communication with family friends is uncharacteristic, and their disappearance is very concerning.”

They later added that the Reids had no history of domestic violence and were not believed to possess firearms.

Since their bodies were found, autopsies have concluded that both deaths were homicides.

In a statement at a news conference on Friday, Police Chief Brad Osgood said, “I’ve always said Concord is one of the safest cities in one of the safest states in the states. -United”,

“It’s a tragedy, it came out of nowhere, and we’re going to do our due diligence and invest all of our resources and work with the state.”

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They added that any suspicious behavior or activity encountered should be reported to the Concord Police Department at 603-225-8600.

Tips can also be submitted on Crimeline can be sent to TIP234 and CRIMES (274637),

Stephen and Djeswende had disappeared after visiting family over the Easter weekend before being found shot in the woods

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Stephen and Djeswende had disappeared after visiting family over the Easter weekend before being found shot in the woodsCredit: Google

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