Durham man’s death ruled a homicide, investigation ongoing

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DURHAM –– An autopsy has ruled the death of a Durham man as a homicide following a stabbing incident at his home early Saturday.

Alexander Talcott, 41, was found with a stab wound to the neck at his residence on 98 Bennett Road when police responded to the scene at 2:50 a.m.

Durham Fire and EMS pronounced Talcott dead at the scene.

The autopsy, conducted by New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval, affirmed the cause of death was the neck wound.

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, along with the State Police Major Crime Unit and Durham police, are investigating the case.

The team was observed collecting evidence from Talcott’s residence Saturday.

Durham police have assured the public that all parties involved have been identified, indicating no ongoing threat to community safety.

Talcott, a co-owner of the Bennett Road property as per Durham’s online tax records, has been affiliated with the University of New Hampshire as an adjunct instructor since 2018.

He also held the position of General Counsel and Director at New Constellation Capital since 2019, according to his LinkedIn profile.

The authorities are exploring the possibility of self-defense in the stabbing incident, stated Michael Garrity, Director of Communications.

Two years before his tragic death, Talcott, a real estate finance attorney and active member of the GOP, was appointed as New Hampshire leader of the Republican National Lawyers Association.

He reportedly maintained offices in Durham and Conway.

The investigation into Talcott’s death is ongoing. Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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