Goffstown death ruled homicide, son hospitalized with self-inflicted injuries

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GOFFSTOWN — New Hampshire officials provided updates today on the suspicious death of a Goffstown woman that occurred last month.

At approximately 2:20 p.m. on Nov. 28, Goffstown police responded to a call at a single-family home where they discovered Linda Tufts, 70, deceased, alongside an active fire.

Officers were able to extinguish the blaze and subsequently located Tufts’ son, Thomas Humphrey, 47, injured within the residence.

Humphrey, who lived in the home with his mother, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of what appeared to be self-inflicted knife wounds.

Following an autopsy conducted earlier today by Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V.

Duval, it was determined that Tufts’ cause of death was multiple stab and incised wounds, and the manner of her death was ruled a homicide.

While the investigation into the death of Linda Tufts continues, Attorney General John M. Formella, State Police Colonel Mark B. Hall, State Fire Marshal Sean P. Toomey, and Goffstown Police Chief Eric Sereno have suggested that all individuals pertinent to the case have been identified.

They also emphasized that there is no ongoing threat to the community.

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