NASHUA — As family and friends mourn the loss of William and Eleanor Grant, police continue to investigate the double homicide, but are releasing little information to the public.
On Monday, a large crowd packed the Davis Funeral Home for a memorial service for the elderly couple who were stabbed to death on June 17 at their home on Newbury Street.
Those who knew the couple have also used social media to share and express their grief. The couple’s grandson, Brandon Piecuch of Maine, posted a Facebook message thanking everyone who had reached out to his family.
“There are not many details as of right now,” wrote Piecuch. “The important part is there is a coward amongst us that has taken the lives of two of the greatest people to ever walk this land. This coward shall be caught and destroyed.”
The New Hampshire Attorney General’s office confirmed Monday that police teams seen in the Ingalls Street neighborhood on Sunday afternoon were involved in the investigation.
A statement from the Attorney General’s office said the Nashua’s Police Department Dive Team and the Crime Scene Investigation team were “deployed to a wooded area south of Ingalls Street.”
Ingalls Street borders the Joyce Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, which includes Improved Machinery Pond and other wetlands. Both teams conducted exercises that lasted for several hours.According to the statement, the exercises were conducted “in furtherance of the homicide investigation of William Grant, 83, and Eleanor Grant, 78.”“It’s an ongoing investigation, and the only information we are releasing is what’s in the press releases,” said Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley.
Although both the Nashua Police Department and the Attorney General’s Office say the neighborhood is not at risk, residents in and around Newbury Street have been on edge since the bodies of the elderly couple were discovered by a visiting caretaker.
On Monday, a woman working at a nearby convenience store who did not want her name used, said police have been in the neighborhood searching wooded areas between homes. She said that police had stopped and questioned a woman who was not from the neighborhood and added that she was sure they would find whoever killed the Grants.
Piecuch said he was also confident that the case would be solved and asked anyone with any information to contact the police.
“The police department in Nashua has been working extensively to find any amount of justice that may be had here,” he said. “I hope this coward meets his/her maker in a very painful way.”