Victim in Londonderry homicide identified as Manchester man
LONDONDERRY - A repairman for Manchester-based City Fuel murdered at a Currier Avenue home has been identified by family members as Dan Rabideau of Manchester.
His wife Carole Rabideau spoke to NH1 News this morning, saying the 59-year-old Rabideau was a father to one adult child and a stepfather to four children. He had 11 grandchildren. His death comes only two weeks after his parents lost their only other child. He had been working with City Fuel for about three years, she said.
"This is the world that we have come to know now. An innocent life was taken from us because someone with mental illness was not taken seriously or no one reported an issue with the weird events that this person displayed over and over again," said Rabideau's stepdaughter Kim Mattucci on her Facebook page. "Now my family has lost a loved one for no other reason than he got up an decided to go to work yesterday! Very unfair."
The apparent murder-attempted suicide started Tuesday with a call from a relative of homeowner Richard Verville, reporting to police he had received an e-mail from Verville stating "In two minutes, I'll be dead."
Police responded and called to Verville to exit the home. A SWAT team and bomb squad later responded, prompting a call from school officials for students in the area to stay inside schools. Buses were rerouted. Jeff Strelzin, the head of the Attorney General's homicide division, arrived at the scene shortly after 4 p.m. A bomb squad also arrived on scene and has been inside the home because there were items of “concern.”
Inside the home, police found Rabideau dead and Verville with a self-inflicted gun shot wound. He is in critical condition in a Boston hospital.
Neighbors said Verville rarely left his home and would sometimes threaten them. People in surrounding houses said they had contacted police several times throughout the last few years when they noticed that he put cameras in his yard pointing at neighbors.
According to a letter from Verville that neighbors gave to NH1 News, Verville believed he was being targeted by "the system of Fusion Centers established by President Bush following the 9-11 terrorist attacks."
Neighbors also said that they saw an ambulance leave and heard gunshots.
Officials will return to the scene on Wednesday to keep searching and investigate.
No other injuries were reported.