Methuen Police Arrest Person of Interest Sought in Fatal N.H. Stabbing

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A man sought in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Concord, N.H. resident Friday night was located and arrested over the weekend by Methuen Police, Chief Joseph E. Solomon confirmed on social media.

Taken into custody on unrelated charges Sunday, 29-year-old Joseph Hanright was arrested by Methuen Police at 1:30 a.m. and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, failing to stop for police and resisting arrest, among other offenses, Solomon said.

According to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office, Hanright was identified as a person of interest in the fatal stabbing of 64-year-old Marshall John Villeneuve after Villeneuve was found dead in his home on July 26. An autopsy determined his cause of death was multiple stab wounds, with the manner of death ruled a homicide.

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