Dorothy Skeels is on her way to the town dump even though she's been up since 3 a.m.
"I'm not even tired, I'm running on adrenaline," Skeels said.
She lives on Wesson Road, a rural dirt road on the outskirts of Lancaster, N.H. Usually the road is quiet at night, but that was not the case early Tuesday morning.
"I wake up to noises-- bang! Pop!" Skeels said.
Seconds later, Skeels heard a woman scream.
"I heard the woman scream out in the middle of the night, 'Dead! Dead!'" Skeels said.
"When officers arrived at (43 Wesson Road) they did find a deceased male by the name of David Collins," N.H. Assistant Attorney General Janice Rundles said.
The AG's office says 44-year-old Collins, who lived at the home, had suffered at least two gunshot wounds.
"Shortly after the discovery at that address, at another location on Wesson Road, police observed that there was a vehicle in flames. And when they went to investigate that fire, two bodies were found," Rundles said.
Police are waiting for an autopsy to identify those two victims and to determine how they died. The AG's office believes the two incidents are connected. No one has been taken into custody, but investigators stopped short of calling it a double-murder-suicide until the autopsies have been completed.
"We have no firm reason to believe that there is a suspect at large and that the public is in danger," Rundles said.
Relief for Dorothy Skeels, who has lived on this quiet road for decades.
"I called my neighbor this morning and she told me we worried about you," Skeels said.
The AG's office is still trying to determine a motive for the deaths.
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