A SKETCH of a man cops want to speak to after a retired couple are mysteriously found dead on a hiking trail has been released in a major investigation update.
The bodies of Stephen Reid, 67, and Djeswende Reid, 66, were discovered near their home in Concord, New Hampshire after they went missing.
They were last seen alive on April 18 leaving their home in the Alton Woods apartment complex before going for a walk in the Broken Ground Trails area.
Two days later, panicked family members sounded the alarm when the couple failed to show up for a planned event.
On April 21, their bodies were discovered with “multiple” gunshot wounds, and autopsies revealed both deaths were homicides.
Authorities have now announced that a person of interest is being hunted down in connection with his death.
Investigators want to speak to a man who was last seen in Concord near where the bodies were found on April 18, New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella and Concord Police Chief Bradley Osgood said in a joint statement.
He is described as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 1.70 m tall, of medium build, with short brown hair and clean shaven.
The man was last seen wearing a dark blue jacket, possibly with a hood, khaki trousers and a black backpack.
Authorities released a sketch of the man in question, while the reward for information leading to the killer’s arrest and indictment was increased to $35,000.
The FBI is aiding the investigation after cops warned Concord locals to ‘stay vigilant’.
Stephen and Djeswende had disappeared after visiting family over Easter weekend before being found dead in the woods.
The couple’s son, Brian Reid, told The Concord Monitor: “The bed was neatly made and one window was open.
“Both cell phones are still in the apartment. My father’s wallet is also in the apartment and their two cars are here.”
After the couple – who retired to the area three years ago – failed to show up for a family event, police, soldiers and K-9 units combed the paths in the area.
Investigators said they found both cars parked in their usual spots in the apartment complex.
Cops say anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of this person they want to speak to should contact the Concord Police Department or the Concord Regional Crimeline.
They added that any suspicious behavior or activity should be reported to the Concord Police Department at 603-225-8600.
Tips can also be submitted to the Crimeline and sent to TIP234 and CRIMES (274637).
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