HOOKSETT — The bodies of a man and woman whose deaths are described as suspicious were found Monday at a home on Kimball Drive after police were asked to perform a welfare check.
Authorities announced they were investigating the deaths Monday night. On Tuesday morning, Hooksett police and a State Police Major Crime Unit van were parked outside 47 Kimball Drive, which property records indicate is owned by June and Thomas Cosma.
Dave Martinez of Leland, N.C., a nephew of the Cosmas, told a Union Leader reporter Tuesday that Thomas and June were the ones found dead. Martinez went on to say that the Cosmas had died sometime Sunday.
Officials said they would not identify the man and woman until the completion of autopsies today and the notification of next-of-kin.
“Based on the investigation to date, it does not appear at this time that there is any ongoing threat to the public,” a news release from the Attorney General’s office states.
Martinez later declined to offer any additional information, citing an instruction he received from authorities who asked him not to speak to the media during the investigation.
By 10 a.m. Tuesday, police had closed off Kimball Drive from the southwestern side of the home and wrapped the perimeter of the property with crime scene tape.
Over the course of the next hour, officials with the Major Crime Unit in hazmat gear took photos of the property and set up a makeshift examination tent on the front lawn with an aluminum canopy and a tarp.
Authorities at the scene declined to comment on the investigation.
The home is located on a sparsely populated stretch of a dead-end road and sits at the base of a heavily wooded hill on the banks of the Merrimack River.
Officials in the state Attorney General’s office would not comment beyond the news release.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact New Hampshire State Police at 271-3636.