State Police alert public to suspect in New Hampshire deaths

UPDATE April 12, 7:45 p.m.: Vermont State Police Tactical Services Unit located a body at 4:35 p.m. on the Shippee family property at 138 Sak Rd. in Vernon. The body has been preliminarly identified as Schippee, and the body has been transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for autopsy. State Police investigators do not consider the death suspicious.

VERNON, Vt. – The Vermont State Police are 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. 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 a man and woman 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. 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.

Shippee remains at large. Shippee is described as a white man, standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair.

The Vermont State Police has activated its Tactical Services Unit to assist in the search. 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.

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