Suspect in New Hampshire double-murder found dead in Vermont

Derrick Shippee

VERNON, Vt. (WCAX) Authorities say a man wanted in a double-murder in New Hampshire has been found dead.

Friday afternoon, police said Derrick Shippee, 28, was wanted in connection with two murders in Hinsdale. Vermont police warned the public he may be in Vermont.

Friday evening, the New Hampshire attorney general's office announced that Shippee's body was discovered by police in Vernon, Vermont. The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine exactly how he died.

Police say Shippee shot and killed Neal Bolster, 29, and Aaliyah Jacobs, 19. Their bodies were found in a home on Plain Road in Hinsdale Thursday afternoon.

Shippee's car was located at a family property in nearby Vernon, Vermont.

We do not yet know the victims' connection to Shippee or a possible motive for the crime. But we have learned more about the suspect.

Shippee was arrested in Brattleboro in 2017 after allegedly getting caught with 3,500 bags of heroin, thousands in cash, and a gun.