Durham, New Hampshire is home to a new homicide investigation, with confirmed cause of death attributed to a stab wound to the neck of 41-year-old Alexander Talcott. The town, usually a peaceful, picturesque destination, is now seeking to understand what happened in the early morning hours of Saturday that led to Talcott’s suspicious death.
The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office has said that an autopsy completed Sunday ruled Talcott’s death as a homicide. Talcott, an active Republican Party member and lawyer, was considered a staunch advocate for his core values of liberty, free markets, and limited government. These values resonated deeply in his role as an attorney and leader within the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA), a role to which he was wildly dedicated and contributed greatly.
RNLA State Director William O’Brien stated, “Alex was an exceptionally skilled champion for the rule of law and the importance of fair and honest elections. We will forever honor Alex’s selfless dedication and profound contributions to our shared vision of liberty through legal processes.”
As part of the investigation, officials are attempting to understand whether or not Talcott’s killer acted in self-defense, as they have already identified all those involved in the incident. No information regarding the other individual has been released yet, and it is unclear as to whether they are still in the custody of law enforcement.
Since the incident, the town of Durham is reeling from the news and is desperately seeking answers. Like many, Detective Steven Gahagan of the Durham Police Department stated, “This was an inexplicably awful incident, and it’s been our priority to solve the case and bring a small measure of justice to those affected.”
Talcott’s death is an active investigation as the Durham Police Department continues their search for clues. So far, no further information has been released about the cause of the incident, the victim, or anything else that may be related to the investigation.
Until more information is released, the citizens of Durham are left to seek comfort in the fact that no further danger is known within their small community. They also have the comfort of knowing that the authorities will use their very best to ensure that justice is served.