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Person Of Interest In Case Of Murdered New Hampshire Couple Arrested In Vermont

Logan Clegg has been identified as a person of interest connected with the double murder of Stephen and Djeswende Reid, who were gunned down on a walking trail not far from their home. 

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Investigators looking into the double murder of a married couple have a person of interest in custody.

On Thursday, New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella and Concord Police Chief Bradley Osgood jointly announced the Oct. 12 arrest of a “person of interest” connected with the April murders of Stephen Reid, 67, and Djeswende “Wendy” Reid, 66.

The man, now identified as Logan Clegg, 26, was taken into custody in South Burlington, Vermont, about 150 miles northwest of where the Reids were gunned down on a walking trail in Concord, New Hampshire, according to ABC Manchester affiliate WMUR-TV.

South Burlington Police said they booked Clegg as a fugitive of justice for an underlying 2021 arrest warrant out of Utah, stemming from 2020 charges of possession of stolen goods and other felonies.

Clegg, who is described as homeless, has not been charged with the Reids’ murders.

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South Burlington Police Chief Shawn Burke said Concord Police in New Hampshire contacted them “as they were in town looking for Mr. Clegg,” per WMUR-TV. Vermont State Police said they did not believe Clegg had ties to the area and was thought to be camping out near Centennial Woods in Burlington, according to the Eagle Times.

State Police arrested him without incident near the South Burlington Public Library.

Investigators later seized “numerous items” connected to the Reid homicide from a campsite believed to be Clegg’s near Patchen Road.

The items of interest were handed over to Concord Police, South Burlington Police spokesperson Lt. Chris Bataille told the Boston Globe.

Authorities have not released how they came to view Clegg as a person of interest in the Reids’ murders.

Missing adults Djeswende Reid and Stephen Reid

Stephen and Wendy Reid vanished on April 18 after leaving their Concord apartment to take a walk on the Broken Ground Trails near their home. Three days later, the married couple was found dead, having sustained “multiple gunshot wounds.”

In May, authorities issued a $33,500 reward upon the publication of a composite sketch of a “person of interest” in the case. According to CBS Burlington affiliate WCAX, the reward was increased to $50,000 by July.

Investigators said the person depicted in the sketch was “seen in the vicinity of the shooting incident.”

Officials have not said whether they believe Logan Clegg and the man in the sketch are believed to be the same person.

Concord Police learned Clegg purchased a one-way ticket from New York’s JFK airport to Berlin, Germany on Oct. 11, according to a South Burlington arrest affidavit cited by WMUR-TV. The trip was scheduled for Oct. 14, just one day after his arrest.

On Thursday, Clegg made his first virtual courtroom appearance before Vermont Superior Court Judge A. Gregory Rainville, according to the Times.

A sketch of the person of interest in the Stephen and Djeswende Reid homicides.

Deputy State’s Attorney Kelton Onley cited Clegg’s past, noting he was placed on probation in November 2020 for felony burglary, theft and receiving stolen property in Cache County, Utah.

Clegg reportedly failed to meet with his probation officer in July 2021. According to the Times, a Homeland Security investigation found he’d already flown from Chicago to Lisbon, Portugal weeks earlier, finally returning to the states in November of that year.

Given the facts, Judge Rainville denied Clegg bail on Thursday, a decision his lawyer appealed with the Vermont Supreme Court, according to WMUR-TV. The defense’s motion stated the charges didn’t warrant a no-bail decision, claiming Clegg was being unlawfully imprisoned.

The Vermont supreme court denied the appeal on Wednesday morning.

Clegg was also investigated for the 2018 stabbing death of a man named Corey Ward in Spokane, Washington, according to WCAX. However, the stabbing was determined to be self-defense, and Clegg was never formally charged.

“It was horrific,” Ward’s mother, Lisa Ward, told CBS Spokane affiliate KREM.

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office says the investigation into the Reid murders is ongoing.

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