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Authorities believe they have found body of missing Chichester woman

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Monitor staff
Monday, May 21, 2018

Police located a body in Canterbury Monday afternoon that they believe to be a Chichester woman who has been missing for four days, according to the attorney general’s office.

Frances Nash, 51, was last heard from Thursday, police said.

Her car, a maroon 2011 Mercury Mariner, had also been reported missing. It was found in Canterbury on Monday and was believed to be stolen by Nash’s son, police said.

Police announced that they are looking to arrest Phillip Nash, 21, of Canterbury, in connection with the theft of his mother’s vehicle.

Phillip Nash is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and 150 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes and is believed to be driving a stolen maroon, 2000 Ford F-350 truck, with New Hampshire vanity plate reading GRANITE, police said.

The area where the body was found will be searched and an autopsy done to identify the deceased, as well as the cause and manner of death, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police Sgt. Marc Beaudoin at 271-3636.