A suspect being sought in two states for allegedly shooting and killing two people has been found dead, authorities announced Friday.
New Hampshire State Police said they were looking for Derrick Shippee, 28, in connection with the murders of 29-year-old Neal Bolster and 19-year-old Aaliyah Jacobs in Hinsdale, near the Vermont border.
Around 6 p.m., the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office said Shippee had been found deceased in Vernon, Vermont, where his family owns property. Thursday night, a vehicle in which he was believed to have been traveling was found on Sak Road in that town.
The investigation began when police in Hinsdale conducted a welfare check at 240 Plain Road and found the bodies of Bolster and Jacobs inside.
Autopsies performed Friday by the medical examiner determined that both victims died of gunshot wounds, and their manner of death was a homicide.
Arrest warrants were issued charging Shippee with two counts of second-degree murder before he was found dead. He had been described as "armed and dangerous."
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Vermont will conduct an autopsy on Shippee, New Hampshire authorities said.