Untimely Death

August 7, 2017

At approximately 3:10 AM on Friday, August 4, 2017, the Portsmouth Fire Department was responding to a call from station one on Court Street when they passed through the intersection of Court Street and Middle Street and observed a male lying on the sidewalk. Upon further investigation they found a deceased male with an apparent head injury. The Portsmouth Police Department was notified and began an investigation.

An investigation conducted by the Portsmouth Police Department’s Investigative Division has identified the deceased male as 32 year old Jared Reid, who had just recently moved into an apartment located at 134 Middle Street. Through the department’s investigation it has been determined Mr. Reid had fallen from the rooftop of 134 Middle Street and there is no foul play involved. As part of the investigation an autopsy was conducted and the cause of death was determined to be blunt head trauma as the result of the fall. Toxicology reports are pending.

The Portsmouth Police Department Police and the New Hampshire Office of the Medical Examiner are currently still investigating Mr. Reid’s untimely death.

If you have any information concerning Mr. Reid’s death, please contact Detective Kristyn Bernier at (603) 610-7529.

Or you may also choose to remain anonymous by reporting any information to Seacoast Crime Stoppers by calling (603) 431‐1199, texting CRIMES (274637) and including TIPSCS in the message, or you may submit a confidential tip online by visiting the Seacoast Crime Stoppers website at www.seacoastcrimestoppers.com or the Facebook page.  Rewards of up to $1,000.00 may be paid for help solving cases if the information leads to the arrest or indictment of a suspect(s).

Prepared by Lieutenant Mark Newport 


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