The body of Kelly Gorham was found in a very remote wooded section of the northern New Hampshire forest. The 30 year old was buried in a shallow grave just off the Boudle Road. On Thursday there was no sign of an ongoing police investigation, but several sticks marked the gravesite. However neighbors say the area has been alive with activity over the past several days.
"We saw you know, all the troopers and the town cops and the CSI vehicle and the hearse so we had an idea that something was up," says Dale Lynch who lives nearby.
Gorham was last seen August 7th at her apartment in Alfred, Maine. She was a nursing student at Southern Maine Community College. But was reported missing when she didn't show up to work at the Maine Medical Center. Authorities had been searching for her over the past month, but came up empty. News that her body had been found in Stewartstown traveled quickly through the small community.
"I heard through gossip, not through the papers. But the first time I saw anything about it was last night on the news," says Lynch.
The land where Gorham was found is reportedly owned by Brian Twardus. But that has not been confirmed by authorities. A private investigator involved with the case said that Twardus' son, Jason, was engaged to Gorham, but their relationship ended in June. The investigator also said that Jason Twardus has been questioned by police and has denied any involvement in Gorham's death. Neighbors near the scene say the tragedy is unexpected.
"You don't expect... you live out here in the country, you don't expect it to be as close as it was," says Lynch.
Authorities are remaining very tight-lipped about the investigation. They have not named any suspects at this time and no arrests have been made. Police in Maine are also working the case.
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