New Hampshire

NH Police Seek ‘Dangerous’ Person of Interest in Laconia Killing

New Hampshire law enforcement officials say they have identified a "person of interest" in the investigation into the death of a 57-year-old Laconia man.

Officials said Wednesday that investigators want to speak to 21-year-old Hassan Sapry. He was last seen Tuesday in Laconia, and is believed to be on foot.

Officials say he's considered dangerous and should not be approached.

The body of Wilfred Guzman Sr. was found inside his Laconia home on Friday. An autopsy determined he died of blunt and sharp force injury to the head.

Although the search for Sapry continues, investigators just finished processing the crime scene late Wednesday afternoon leaving neighbors on edge.

"They've been here since Friday afternoon trying to figure out what the heck is going on," said neighbor Stephen Porter.

Residents say they are thankful for the work done by investigators but want their lives back to normal.

"A lot of us had our kids sleeping in our beds last night because we didn’t know what was going on," said neighbor Samantha Durgin. "It's like I just want to know are we OK."

Other neighbors say until an arrest is made, they will continue to look out for one another.

"We're all keeping our eyes out, making sure that everybody is safe around here. We got each other's backs," said neighbor Lisa Slocum.

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