The suspicious death of a 22-year-old in New Hampshire is now being treated as a homicide after officials identified a stab wound as the cause of death.
A reported disturbance brought State Troopers to 18 Edgewood Road in Durham at 1:00 a.m. on Saturday. When they arrived, the officers discovered a body.
The victim has been identified as Michael Barrett, a 22-year-old from Dover, New Hampshire. An autopsy performed on Sunday determined Barrett died from a stab wound.
Although Barrett was found on the outskirts of the University of New Hampshire, a spokesperson from the university tells NBC Boston he is not a student.
The incident is now being investigated as a homicide.
Officials do not believe there is any threat to the community and are looking into whether Barrett’s death involved the use of self-defense.
Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Sergeant John Sonia with the New Hampshire State Police.