LONDONDERRY — An investigation into the suspicious death of a 41-year-old local woman at 118 West Road remains active and ongoing according to state and local law enforcement officials.
Maureen Argie was found by Londonderry police officers Thursday night while doing a welfare check at that residence.
An autopsy was done by the NH Chief Medical Examiner's office and the cause and manner of death are pending further studies and investigation, Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald along with state and local law enforcement announced in a statement Friday night.
Anyone with information about this death is asked to contact State Police Det. Sgt. Justin Rowe at (603) 223-4381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town records show the owners of the home to be Maureen A. Argie and William A. Argie Jr., since 2006.
“We can’t comment on identities at this point,” Senior Asst. AG Peter Hinckley had said earlier Friday.
A next-door neighbor who wished to not share his name said the couple who have been living in the cape-style home had two school-age children.
When asked about the condition of the kids, Hinckley said the safety of children is always a predominant concern, and there is currently no danger to the public.
“We are hoping to send out additional information as soon as we can on the case,” Hinckley said.
William Argie is a physician assistant, according to online records, and Maureen Argie has served as a volunteer at Community Caregivers of Greater Derry for 10 years, where she has worked with elderly and disabled people, according to office manager Julie Levesque.
Neighbor Diane Vallance of 126 West Road said she’s lived in the neighborhood for about six years. She didn’t know the Argies, but she has seen them with their kids on occasion.
She said there was a heavy police presence Thursday evening, and the “whole road was lit up,” but they only learned about the reason through the news Friday morning.
“I’d like to know what happened,” Vallance said. “It’s unnerving.”
The State Police Major Crimes Unit’s truck was parked at the cordoned off property on Friday with a constant presence of Londonderry police officers.