The death of Alexander Talcott, 41, has been designated a homicide after autopsy revealed his death resulted from a stabbing wound to his neck, according to an NBC Boston report.
Talcott died Saturday at his Bennett Road home in Durham, New Hampshire, according to New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella.
“New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval has determined that the cause of Mr. Talcott’s death was a stab wound to the neck,” the attorney general said in a statement. “The manner of death is homicide.”
“As used by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, homicide is defined as the killing of one person by another,” he added.
The continuing investigation of Talcott’s death includes whether the person who stabbed him acted in self-defense, Formella stated, noting all parties involved are known to law enforcement.
Talcott was a GOP activist and lawyer.
William O’Brien, the state director of the New Hampshire chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA), spoke highly of Talcott, calling him, “a staunch advocate for the core values of the Republican Party.”
“His unwavering belief in liberty, free markets, and limited government resonated deeply in his role as a lawyer,” O’Brien said.
“Within the RNLA, his leadership was unwavering in promoting our shared values, ensuring every member felt empowered and well-prepared,” he continued. “Alex was an exceptionally skilled champion for the rule of law and the importance of fair and honest elections.”
The RNLA director added Talcott’s dedication and contributions to a shared vision of liberty through legal processes will be honored forever. He concluded Talcott’s legacy will inspire future generations in the RNLA.
The scene at Talcott’s Bennett Road home on Saturday morning was bustling with police activity as they investigated the suspicious death, the NBC report noted.
The attorney general’s office had initially reported a man’s suspicious death at the residence.