UPDATE: New Hampshire officials announced late Friday afternoon that double-murder suspect Derrick Shippee has been found deceased in Vernon, Vermont.
Officials are awaiting a determination by Vermont's Chief Medical Examiner as to the cause and manner of Shippee's death.
VERNON, Vermont (April 12, 2019) — The Vermont State Police is assisting New Hampshire authorities that are investigating the murders of two individuals in the town of Hinsdale.
Arrest warrants have been issued for Derrick Shippee, 28, on two counts of second-degree murder.
Mr. Shippee has ties to southern Vermont.
State police are asking the public to be aware and alert during this active and ongoing investigation.
The murders of Neal Bolster, 29, and Aaliyah Jacobs, 19, were reported Thursday afternoon, April 11, at a home on Plain Road in Hinsdale, a town on the New Hampshire border with Vermont near Vernon. Both had been shot to death.
A vehicle in which Shippee was believed to have been traveling was located Thursday night on Sak Road in Vernon, where the Shippee family owns property but Mr. Shippee remains at large.
The Vermont State Police has activated its Tactical Services Unit to assist in the search. Mr. Shippee should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone who encounters him should not approach him and instead immediately call 911 or the Vermont State Police in Westminster at 802-722-4600.
Shippee is described as a white man, standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair.
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