NY Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody In NH; Mother & Baby Now Safe

GILSUM, N.H. (CBS/AP) – The man wanted in connection with a triple homicide in New York was taken into custody without incident in Gilsum, New Hampshire on Wednesday night.

Massachusetts State Police earlier issued an Amber Alert seeking 23-year-old Matthew Slocum, who was traveling with four-month-old Raymond Slocum and 25-year-old Loretta Colegrove.

A couple hours after the Amber Alert was issued at around 2 p.m., police found suspect’s vehicle, a 2003 Ford Mustang, in Gilsum, NH. A patrol officer spotted the car parked at the driveway of a home in a Gilsum neighborhood, leading police to evacuate a large area. Neighbors told WBZ-TV they believed one of Slocum’s relatives lived at that home.

WBZ-TV’s Beth Germano reports from Gilsum, N.H.

girlfriend NY Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody In NH; Mother & Baby Now Safe

Police handout photo of Loretta Colegrove

By 9:30 p.m., police and SWAT teams began to make contact with Slocum, ordering him to surrender.

At around 10 p.m., Colegrove emerged from the home, clutching her four-month-old.

“It was a very successful negotiation,” said a New Hampshire state police officer. He added that New York authorities were on the scene.

Fifteen minutes later, Slocum finally emerged from the home in handcuffs, peacefully surrendering to authorities.

WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reports from Adams.

Slocum, Colegrove and the baby were previously seen at around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning at a home in Adams, Massachusetts.

Colegrove’s stepfather, who lives in Adams, told WBZ-TV that he is relieved to hear his daughter and her baby are OK.

“I’m just glad my daughter and my grandchild is safe,” said James Sicotte, Colegrove’s stepfather.

Sicotte added he had no idea why Slocum took his daughter and grandchild on the run.

“Why didn’t she say something when she was down here? I could have probably helped,” said Sicotte, who added that Colegrove seemed very nervous when he saw her early in the morning.


Slocum is a suspect in the deaths of three people who were killed in a suspicious house fire in White Creek, New York.

White Creek Town Supervisor Bob Shay says the victims included Dan Harrington, a deputy highway superintendent, and his wife, Lisa.  The Glens Falls Post-Star reports that Dan Harrington’s son also died in the early morning fire Wednesday in White Creek, 35 miles northeast of Albany. Authorities say Slocum was Lisa Harrington’s son.

State police in New York had also issued an Amber Alert in connection.

Slocum will be held overnight in New Hampshire by police and will likely be arraigned in Keene District Court on Thursday.

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  • Stephen Didovich

    why are we hearing about this amber alert on the sports hub 98.5 fm

    • K

      To get the word out to as many people as possible.

    • Mike Fitzpatrick

      Because WBZ-FM (The Sports HUB 98.5) is the statewide primary in the state’s EAS network. In order for a statewide activation to happen, it has to air on WBZ-FM and WBZ initially. Hence why you heard it on 98.5. All participating stations should air the amber alert, it provides a good service.

      • Donna

        Donna Likes this!

  • Donna

    Because it is oart of the WBZ network, and WBZ is a partner with Mass. Alert Services to get the word out. Don’t be so selfish!

  • Kyle

    I am in the Newton area heading south, and I have texted friends in the Peabody, Billerica, and Needham areas with the plate and make to be on the lookout for this MF.

    • massleelee

      It’s great that you’re trying to get the word out, but texting and driving is illegal for a reason. don’t put other people in danger. I have been nearly sideswiped more times than I can remember by people who are texting. Put the damn phone down or pull over.

  • Karen

    In addition to simply doing the right thing…radio stations are licensed by the Federal Government–and, while they’re allowed to be used for commercial purposes, they’re primary reason for existence is to serve the community as part of the communication network for national security and safety. This is how you will be informed that a tornado is coming over the hill when you’re driving home one night…and some goober on the other side of the state will be shouting, “shut up and play some music.”

    • Karen

      “their” oops

      • massleelee

        I love that you corrected that! ; )

  • Becky

    I hope the mother and child are OK. This man is obviously dangerous… lots of prayers….

  • jay

    Were hearing about it cause a kids in danger u f@@@ing loser

  • Patrick

    NY Lic plate: DED 1769 per the Route 128 Alert signs

  • ddddd

    they used the amber alert for himthe girlfriend did the crime with him in new yourk

  • emom

    When this story unfolds it should be really interesting… that baby was an innocent victim. If she went with him voluntarily she might be as guilty,, Wonder why she went with him… Was there a danger to any one Or were they both running from the law… As I said hearing this whole story will be truly interesting

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  • HooDatIS?

    im so glad they caught this user he is a idiot

  • Emma Palino

    hey i know that a$$ h0!3 and i knew Dan Harrington i am so glad they caught him. i went to the funeral, and then saw this A$$ H0!3 going into work.

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