Teen homicide victim found in Maine had faced drug charges

July 1st, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

Investigators probing the stabbing death of an 18-year-old from Madbury, New Hampshire, would not release any new details about the case Tuesday, including whether they believe the young man knew his attacker.

The victim, Aaron Wilkinson, had felony drug charges pending against him, but an attorney familiar with the charges said the case was not major and he had no reason to think the charges had anything to do with his death.

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A makeshift memorial for Aaron Wilkinson, 18, of Madbury New Hampshire, stands along Long Swamp Road in Lebanon. He was known as a compassionate, friendly, optimistic person.

Although Wilkinson’s body was found Saturday afternoon in Lebanon, Maine, New Hampshire authorities have taken charge of the investigation, saying they have evidence that the killing took place in New Hampshire, but would not specify where. Officials did, however, spend a day at Wilkinson’s house on Evans Road, where his father had reported him missing on Saturday morning.

“We have no information that leads us to believe that the public is in any danger as a result of this homicide,” said Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin, head of that state’s homicide unit. “However, as with any homicide where there has been no arrest, people should keep in mind that a homicide has occurred.”

Wilkinson’s friends and others who knew him said he was a friendly person who never wanted to hurt anyone’s feelings, much less being capable of a violent confrontation.

“That’s why this whole thing doesn’t make any sense. It’s something we

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