For Immediate Release
Posted: October 01, 2023


Amber Lagace, Public Information Officer
(603) 223-8434 |

Possible Drowning on the Merrimack River

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - On Sunday, October 1, 2023, at approximately 12:00 p.m., New Hampshire State Police Communications Unit received a call of a body that had been found along the shore of the Merrimack River in Manchester.

The Manchester Police and Fire Department, New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol and the New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene. The body had been located by a homeowner who reported the incident. The victim was identified as Ashlee Krauss, age 29, from Manchester, NH. The investigation is active and ongoing.  An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to determine the cause of death.

Marine Patrol is asking anyone who may have recently spoken to Ashlee or has additional details, to contact New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol Sergeant Nicholas Haroutunian at (603) 227-2112 or, or to call State Police dispatch at (603) 223-4381.