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Episode 37 | Elijah Lewis, Merrimack, New Hampshire & Unsolved Cases Of The Granite State


Elijah Lewis was five years old when he went missing from his mother's house in Merrimack, New Hampshire in October 2021.

In October of 2021, a five year old boy was reported missing in Merrimack, New Hampshire after he hadn't been seen for over a month. Any missing child is an emergency. Or should be. Except his mother, whose custody he had been in for just over a year, wasn't who reported him missing.

Why was Elijah Lewis even living with his mother at the time? And why did she want him gone? This is a difficult story about violence against a child. I have a lot of questions. I share information about other unsolved New Hampshire cases:

Megan Jimenez, age 2 ½ years Murdered June 15, 1989, Merrimack NH Unsolved homicide


Anne Psaradelis and Diane Compagna, age 15 years old Missing: July 12, 1973 leaving Hampton Beach for home in Merrimack, NH Found: September 29, 1973 in the woods off of New Boston Road in Candia, NH Unsolved double homicide


Maura Murray Missing: February 9, 2004, North Haverhill, NH Maura has not been found

Davyn Hanson, age 15 Missing: Oct 14, 2022, Portsmouth, NH Davyn has not been found Harmony Montgomery, 5 when she went missing Missing: Oct 1, 2019, Manchester, NH Missing, presumed dead

Tammy Belanger, age 8 Missing: November 13, 1984, Exeter, NH Tammy has not been found


Paul Herlihy, age 50 Found: August 27, 2003, Milford, NH Unsolved homicide Roberta “Bobbie” Miller and dog, Scout Found: November 1, 2010, Gilford, NH Unsolved homicide


Domingo Valdes Found: June 14, 1974, Pelham, NH Unsolved homicide Stella Bolton and James J. Moore Found: February 16, 1991, Portsmouth, NH Unsolved double homicide New Hampshire Cold Case Tip Form https://business.nh.gov/ColdCaseTips/Tip.aspx If you need to report information that is of an emergency nature, please contact the New Hampshire State Police toll free at (800) 525-5555 or call your local police/sheriff department. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) https://www.missingkids.org


Sources below.

Thank you for listening. I wish you a calm and peaceful holiday season. See you in January.




Sources

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children https://www.missingkids.org/ourwork/impact


NH DOJ: Elijah Lewis


NY Post: Elijah Lewis died of violence, neglect


WMUR Channel 9, Manchester, NH: Elijah Lewis’ mother arraigned


NBC Boston: Elijah Lewis autopsy



WCVB Channel 5, Boston: Elijah Lewis case: The cell phone that broke the case



Boston Globe: Autopsy findings


NBC News Boston: Neighbors speak about Elijah Lewis discovery


WMUR Channel 9, Manchester, NH Dauphinais Hearings


Indepthnh.org: Boyfriend in Elijah Lewis case pleads guilty


Patriot Ledger: Joseph Stapf cops a plea in Elijah’s murder


CBS News Boston: Missing Boy Elijah Lewis


MassLive: Mother of Elijah Lewis pleads not guilty to charges as search continues for missing New Hampshire boy


CBS News: Alexey Brayman charged with using Merrimack, New Hampshire home in Russian smuggling ring https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/alexey-brayman-merrimack-new-hampshire-home-russian-smuggling-ring-arrests/


Town & Country magazine, Sex Trafficker’s house in NH


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