Mother and two young sons found shot to death, no arrests made

  • Police responding to a 911 call late Wednesday morning found the bodies of 25-year-old Kassandra Sweeney, and her two sons Benjamin Sweeney, age 4, and Mason Sweeney, age 1. Autopsies revealed that each died of a single gunshot wound, and the deaths have been declared homicides. —Courtesy

By Staff and Wire reports
Published: 8/5/2022 3:49:52 PM
Modified: 8/5/2022 3:46:45 PM

New Hampshire authorities are investigating the deaths of a mother and two children found shot to death in a Northfield home.

Police responding to a 911 call late Wednesday morning found the bodies of 25-year-old Kassandra Sweeney, and her two sons Benjamin Sweeney, age 4, and Mason Sweeney, age 1. Autopsies revealed that each died of a single gunshot wound, and the deaths have been declared homicides.

According to the attorney general’s office, “investigators have identified all parties and there is no threat to the general public.” 

An online fundraiser was set up by Kassandra's cousin to help Sean Sweeney with funeral expenses for his wife and two sons. The family is “beyond devastated,” the cousin said.

At a press conference Friday, Assistant Attorney General Geoffrey Ward said Sweeny has been cooperative with investigators and is working with a victim advocate. 

“The investigation remains active and ongoing and additional information will be released as it becomes available, while protecting the integrity of the investigation,” the Attorney General’s office said in a statement. 

Ward said the Northfield homicides are not connected to the unsolved double murder of Concord couple Stephen and Wendy Reid. The retired couple were found shot to death on the Broken Ground hiking trails in April. No arrests have been made in that case. 




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