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Authorities still investigating July death of Penacook man found in river


Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Police say they are still investigating the death of a Penacook man whose body was found in the Contoocook River in July. 

Concord Police Lt. Sean Ford said the department is waiting for the results of a toxicology test for Chris Audet, 45, whose body was found behind Island Shores Estates in Penacook on July 8.

Audet was last seen fishing and was wearing swim trunks and a T-shirt when he was found. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. 

Marine Patrol initially said his death did not appear suspicious, but later opened a full investigation. 

Audet, a father of four, was born in the Concord area and attended Merrimack Valley High School. His family said he often visited the swimming hole behind Island Shores Estates.

Leah Willingham