New Hampshire

New Hampshire Man's Death Ruled a Homicide by AG

Officials have announced the cause of death for Jason Beam, a New Hampshire man found dead in his Antrim home Friday.

After an autopsy, officials have determined that Beam died from multiple stab wounds to his head, neck and chest. The death has been ruled a homicide, a news release from the attorney general's office said.

A juvenile has been arrested in connection to the homicide, but no more details will be released, the release said.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact state police Sgt. William Bright at 603-638-8477.

The mystery began to unfold around 3 a.m Friday when firefighters were called to the southern New Hampshire home because of smoke and flames, just hours after Halloween ended, prosecutors said.

Police and firefighters found a woman and a young boy outside, investigators said earlier. They were not hurt, but inside the house as firefighters put out the flames in a sitting room off the kitchen, they found a man covered in blood in a separate room.

The fire chief told the Keene Sentinel newspaper he had obvious signs of trauma.

The attorney general’s office is not saying if the fire and the man’s death are directly connected, or if there’s any relationship between the victim and the juvenile in custody, or even where that juvenile was located.

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