EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 16, 2013

Teen was alone in Danville house when he died

Staff reports
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — DANVILLE — Jacob Carver, 15, was alone in police Chief Wade Parsons’ house Monday night when he died, N.H. State Police Lt. Christopher Vetter said yesterday.

State police have never identified the teenager, but Selectman Christopher Giordano said earlier this week Jacob was the son of Parsons’ girlfriend.

Vetter would not say how Jacob died, although the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday evening there was a shooting at the 53 Caramel Drive home.

Danville and state police responded to a 911 call from Parsons’ home at 7:15 Monday evening. The caller reported “an untimely death of a minor,” police said. The investigation is being handled by NHSP Troop A.

Police have been keeping most details about the fatal incident to themselves.

“It doesn’t appear to be accidental,” Vetter said yesterday. “It’s not a homicide.”

Asked if it were a suicide, Vetter said, “I wouldn’t say that.”

He did say Parsons was not under investigation and did not know when more details would be made public.

Parsons has been with the Danville Police Department since 1985 and was elected chief in 1995.

“What we have is a young man who lost his life,” Vetter said. “We’re going to do a full investigation.”

Jacob was a freshman at Timberlane Regional High School, who wrestled and played football at the school and in the Timberlane Tornado youth league.

Timberlane Regional High School officials confirmed Jacob’s in a reverse 911 call Tuesday evening.

Barry Chooljian, head wrestling coach and guidance counselor, said members of the school community were supportive of one another as they mourned the loss of Jacob.