Suspicious death

The State Police Major Crime Unit was at 57 Blueberry Lane in Laconia Friday, April 19, 2019, for a suspicious death investigation.

LACONIA — Authorities are continuing to investigate the killing of a Laconia man.

Wilfred Guzman Sr., 57, was found dead at his 57 Blueberry Lane apartment on Friday, after Laconia police responded for a well-being check.

Dr. Christine James with the Chief Medical Examiner’s office conducted an autopsy on Saturday, and determined the cause of death was blunt and sharp force trauma to the head. The manner was ruled as a homicide.

According to public records, Guzman was described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 153 pounds, and having gray hair and brown eyes. He lived at the Blueberry Lane address since 2010. He previously resided at 63 Pine St. in Laconia, and once worked for ASCIO Wireless in Walpole, Mass. He moved to New Hampshire around 2008 and at one time reported living with his daughter.

Authorities have focused on a three-day time frame between this past Wednesday and this past Friday, and are asking that anyone who may have seen or heard anything that could be helpful in the investigation to report it.

On Monday, yellow police tape still encircled the parking lot in front of building D at the Perley Pond Townhouses, Unit 16, where Guzman’s body was found. The complex contains four buildings that each contain eight units. The New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit truck remains parked between building A and building D. Yellow police tape also encircles the front yard of building A.

The 7.7-acre property is owned by Laconia Housing & Redevelopment Authority. The complex, which is home to many young families, was built in 1982.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Sgt. Matthew Amatucci of the New Hampshire State Police at 223-4381.

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