Manner of Death Ruled Homicide
New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher Wagner announce further information regarding the body of the deceased male found off of Route 119 in Rindge on July 10th.
New Hampshire’s Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Jennie V. Duval, has determined that the deceased is Brandon Chicklis, age 20, of Westminster, MA, said MacDonald in a statement. Duval has also determined that the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death is being withheld pending further investigation.
According to a statement from the AG’s office, on July 10th, the Rindge Police Department received a report of a possible body located alongside Eastbound Route 119 in Rindge. A private citizen jogging in that area made the report to law enforcement. The New Hampshire State Police conducted a search of the area, and Chicklis’s body was located near the roadside.
The circumstances that led to Chicklis’s death are under investigation, said MacDonald. Investigators are seeking anyone with information on this crime, as well as anyone who may have made the following observations: Anyone who saw Chicklis or knew of his activities on Saturday, June 23rd; anyone who saw any motor vehicle stopped on the eastbound side of Route 119, east of its intersection with Route 202, specifically between the intersections Route 119 with North Street and East Main Street in Rindge, anytime between June 23d and June 25th; and anyone who saw Chicklis’s vehicle, a gray, four-door Honda Civic with Massachusetts license plate “7NA 723” from June 23rd through 25th. It is believed that his car travelled to Rindge, NH, from the area of Westminster, MA, sometime between those dates. This car was later found at the Hannaford Supermarket parking lot on US 202 in Rindge by the New Hampshire State Police.
Anyone with this information or any other information about this crime is asked to contact Sergeant Shawn Skahan of the New Hampshire State Police at 603-223-8729.
(Photo provided by the AG's office)