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May 24. 2013 7:41PM

Police say man detained as part of investigation into death scene in Belmont


The scene at 20 Sunset Drive in Belmont Friday afternoon. (DAN SEUFERT/Union Leader Correspondent)

BELMONT – The State Police Major Crimes Unit was at a Sunset Drive home at what state authorities are calling the scene of at least one death. Local police said one man was detained in relation to the case.

"All I can tell you now is we're investigating a death," said Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Strelzin, who is chief of the homicide unit.

Police have been at 20 Sunset Drive in Belmont since early Friday morning.

The home is occupied by a family by the name of Carter, said the owner of the home, who asked not to be identified.

After a be-on-the-lookout alert went out at 1:50 p.m., Tilton Police Chief Robert Cormier said one of his officers detained Shawn Carter, address not given, at 2:20 p.m. and turned him over to Belmont police as requested.

The detention was related to the current investigation in Belmont by the major crimes unit, he said.

The alert said Carter was possibly armed with weapons and was to be considered dangerous, Cormier said.

The owner of the home said the occupants, who moved in about a month ago, were two males, one age 31 and the other age 40, and their mother.

At one point Friday afternoon, Ed Crawford, the owner of neighboring Winnisquam Marine, said police asked the marina to close its doors for a period that lasted a few minutes.

"Apparently they were looking for someone," Crawford said.

Crawford said he hadn't seen anyone at the home this week.



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