GOFFSTOWN — After a SWAT team scooped her up at a Florida hotel Sunday afternoon, Jennifer Clow is awaiting extradition to New Hampshire to face murder charges in the death of her 72-year-old mother, Sally Miller.
Miller was found by Goffstown police officers Friday afternoon after they arrived at 66 Rachel Circle to perform a welfare check. An autopsy performed Saturday confirmed Miller’s cause of death as homicide, with officials saying she died from a single gunshot wound.
A neighbor said she saw Clow, 49, leave the house Wednesday. Claire St. Onge said she and another of Miller’s neighbors, Deacon Morris, were the ones to request the welfare check from Goffstown police after realizing Miller hadn’t been seen for most of the previous week.
“Wednesday afternoon, Jennifer left and then Thursday Deacon and I went to knock on her door because we hadn’t seen her (Miller) all week,” said St. Onge.
“We knocked on her door and yelled in her window and there was no answer. So I called the hospital and the Hillsborough County nursing home and they hadn’t heard of her, so Deac (Deacon Morris) called the police.”
Morris refused to be interviewed.
Miller had lived approximately nine years in her 66 Rachel Circle home in Medville Cooperative, a 55-plus resident-owned manufactured home park off Goffstown Back Road. Jennifer Clow had been living with her mother for much of that time, St. Onge said.
“Her daughter had gotten a divorce from her husband, must have been eight or nine years ago, and she came to live with Sally,” St. Onge said. “As far as I know, Jennifer’s car was always there. She’d leave for two or three days, but she’d always come back.”
Clow was arrested in Naples, Fla., on a fugitive from justice charge based on an arrest warrant issued Saturday charging her with alternative counts of knowing and reckless second-degree murder.
She was located at the Ramada Inn at 1100 Ninth St. in North Naples about 6 a.m. Sunday, according to Naples police. About 4:17 p.m., Clow exited her hotel room and was taken into custody by the Naples Police/Colier County SWAT team.
Although several neighbors described Miller as a pleasant woman who enjoyed weeding in her front yard, Clow was less known to them. St. Onge said she believed the mother and daughter got along well.
St. Onge said that Clow had trouble holding down a steady job, stating that she worked for a few weeks at the New Hampshire Liquor Store off Mast Road in Goffstown before moving on to work at the Hannaford Supermarket in the same shopping plaza.
The Hannaford store manager declined to comment and the human resources department of the Liquor Commission could not immediately be reached for confirmation.
St. Onge went on to say that Clow had been in a relationship with a man who would visit the 66 Rachel Circle residence every Sunday, but noted that she hadn’t seen the individual for over a month.