- Associated Press - Monday, August 26, 2019

DERRY, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire home destroyed in a fire was the scene of a homicide earlier this month.

Firefighters in Derry responded to 151 Bypass 28 just before 2 a.m. Monday. They found the home fully engulfed and said the building is considered a total loss. An adjacent garage appeared undamaged.

It wasn’t immediately known if anyone was inside the house at the time. There were no known injuries.

Earlier this month, 79-year-old Roderick Munstis pleaded not guilty to shooting and killing his wife, Ellen Munstis, who was found dead in the home on Aug. 10. Police say Roderick Munstis had called 911.

He was charged with two alternative counts of second-degree murder. He was being held without bail pending his trial.

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