Kassandra Sweeney, 2 Children Killed – NBC Boston

Authorities said Friday that no arrests had been made after a mother and her two young sons were found dead at their home in Northfield, New Hampshire, earlier this week.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Geoff Ward said they have been in contact with the children’s father and that he has been “very cooperative and helpful with this investigation”. He said the attorney general’s victim witness is working with him and his family.

“He is clearly beyond devastated as a result of these crimes,” Ward said.

The victims were identified Thursday as 25-year-old Kassandra Sweeney and her two sons, 4-year-old Benjamin Sweeney and 1-year-old Mason Sweeney, according to a joint press release from the attorney general, state police and Northfield. Police.

Law enforcement officers responding to a 911 call that people could be injured at a home on Wethersfield Drive in Northfield found the three bodies around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The attorney general initially said the deaths were being investigated as suspicious, but released very few other details.

Kassandra Sweeney and her two sons, 4-year-old Benjamin and 1-year-old Mason, were shot dead at a house on Wethersfield Drive in Northfield, the attorney general’s office announced.

Autopsies were performed on Thursday and the chief medical examiner determined that all three died from single gunshot wounds. Their death has been ruled as murder.

The attorney general has not named a suspect in the three shootings, but said investigators have identified “all parties involved” at this point in the investigation and there is no threat to the general public. They don’t believe the murders were a random event.

“There has been no arrest or charge in connection with these murders, but reiterate that we believe we have identified everyone involved,” Ward said Friday.

Local residents who spoke to NBC10 Boston on Friday weren’t so sure.

“I think that’s very worrying because when two little boys and a mother are killed and they don’t have anyone in custody, I don’t feel safe,” said Karen Fogg. “Clearly someone is on the run.”

No arrest in the triple homicide yet has people asking questions.

“Who did it and if there’s any clues, and things like that. Whether it was a family member who did it,” John Kivlehin said.

Ward released little new information Friday, but said investigators “will leave no stone unturned.” He stressed that the investigation is less than 48 hours old and that it is too early to say when and if an arrest will be made.

“We are still actively working on the ground. We are still in the early stages of this investigation,” he said.

Officials on Friday declined to say who made the 911 call or whether an arrest is imminent.

Northfield, a city of fewer than 5,000 residents, is located in Merrimack County, between northern Concord and southwest Lake District.

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