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Man charged 6 months after New Hampshire couple found shot to death on hiking trail

Suspect charged in murders of Concord, NH couple
Suspect charged in murders of Concord, NH couple 00:27

A man initially considered a person of interest in the shooting deaths of a couple in New Hampshire is now accused of two counts of second-degree murder in the killings, the state attorney general's office said.

An arrest warrant has been signed charging Logan Clegg, 26, most recently of South Burlington, Vermont, with the charges "for knowingly causing the deaths of Stephen and Djeswende (Wendy) Reid by shooting them multiple times" on April 18 in Concord, a news release from the office said Wednesday evening.

The Reids were found dead on April 21. They had gone for a walk on some local trails.

Stephen Reid and Djeswende Reid New Hampshire Attorney General

Clegg was being held at the Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans, Vermont. He was arrested there last week on an unrelated fugitive from justice charge from Utah. The Vermont Supreme Court on Tuesday had rejected his request for bail. His arraignment on that charge was expected in Vermont on Thursday.

After the New Hampshire warrant was issued, it was provided to Vermont authorities and used to arrest Clegg as a fugitive from justice on the second-degree murder charges, the attorney general's office said. New Hampshire authorities will seek Clegg's extradition following his court appearance in Vermont.

It wasn't immediately known if Clegg had a lawyer representing him in the New Hampshire case.

The community was left shocked after the murders, CBS Boston reported.

"It's a quiet, laid-back area," said neighbor Rob Biavaschi. "It just seems hard to believe that something like that could've happened."

In April, Stephen and Djeswende Reid's family also released a statement thanking law enforcement for their hard work and calling the couple "soulmates."

"Steve served four years in the Peace Corps in West Africa right after college. He met his future wife and soulmate Wendy, who was from West Africa, while she was studying in Washington D.C. on an athletic scholarship. They bonded over their mutual love of adventure and fitness," they said.

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