Westminster Man Homicide Victim
Sentinel & Enterprise Staff
RINDGE, N.H. -- A Westminster man missing since June 23 after he left to visit friends in Windham was identified Friday by a state medical examiner who determined he had died as the result of homicide, according to the state Attorney General and State Police.
The body of Brandon Chicklis, 20, a graduate of Monty Tech in Fitchburg, was discovered by a passing jogger on Route 119 eastbound on Tuesday, July 10, between 30 and 40 feet off the roadway, said AG Gordon J. MacDonald and State Police Col. Christopher Wagner, earlier this week.
Once Chicklis’ body was recovered, the state’s Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy but couldn’t make a definitive identification of the body because of its condition. Dental records were used to make the identification.
The cause of death, said McDonald and Wagner, is being withheld pending additional investigation.
The circumstances that led to Mr. Chicklis’ death are under investigation, both said.
Investigators are seeking anyone with information on this case, as well as anyone who may have made the following observations:
* Anyone who saw Chicklis or knew of his activities on Saturday, June 23;
* Anyone who saw any motor vehicle stopped on the eastbound side of Route 119, east of its intersection with Route 202, specifically between the intersections Route 119 with North Street and East Main Street in Rindge, anytime between June 23 and June 25; and
* Anyone who saw Chicklis’ vehicle, a gray, four-door Honda Civic with Massachusetts license plate “7NA 723” from June 23 through 25.
It is believed that his car travelled to Rindge, N.H., from the area of Westminster sometime between those dates.
This car was later found at the Hannaford Supermarket parking lot on U.S. 202 in Rindge by the New Hampshire State Police.
Anyone with this information or any other information about this case is asked to contact Sgt. Shawn Skahan of the New Hampshire State Police at 603-223-8729.