September 05. 2018 11:03PM

Asst. AG says search for missing North Woodstock woman continues

Union Leader Correspondent

GRAFTON — Associate Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin on Wednesday said investigators continue to search for a North Woodstock woman who has been missing for more than two months.

Asked about a report Wednesday that Grafton police over the weekend had found crates in a pond that were somehow connected to Trish Haynes, 26, Strelzin replied that "Grafton police are not involved in our investigation."

Grafton Police Chief Russell Poitras was not available for comment.

"We are still investigating what happened to Trish Haynes," said Strelzin. "We've done a lot of different searches (but) we will not comment on what sites we searched."

A native of Stuart, Fla., Haynes, resettled in North Woodstock and is believed to have been missing since late June or early July when she was last seen in the Grafton/Danbury area.

Starting on Aug. 28, when Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner and Woodstock Police Chief Ryan Oleson announced that a relative of Haynes had reported her missing, state police, with assistance from other agencies, have been looking for the woman, beginning with a property at 225 Main St. in Grafton.

For the first time in days, there were no emergency vehicles staging search operations from the Mill Brook Christian Fellowship next door to the 225 Main St. address.

Strelzin, without providing specifics, has previously said state police were at that property "looking for any evidence that would lead to the missing person, Trish."