ANTRIM — Police have arrested a juvenile in connection with the death of a man early Friday morning, the N.H. Attorney General’s Office announced.
Jason Beam, 41, was found dead in the home at 5 Gregg Lake Road around 3 a.m., the office said in a news release Friday afternoon.
Because the suspect is a juvenile, further details will not be released at this time, the release said.
An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.
Firefighters were called to 5 Gregg Lake Road a little before 3 a.m. for a report of a structure fire with someone still in the home, on the couch and bleeding, Antrim Fire Chief Marshall Gale said. Firefighters extricated the man and put out the fire, which was mostly limited to a different room in the house, Gale said. The man was dead and had signs of “obvious trauma,” he said.
Gale said a woman and child were outside the home when firefighters arrived. They were uninjured.
Town and county land records list the owners of 5 Gregg Lake Road as Jason W. Beam and Julie L. Patten.
Caution scene tape surrounded the home’s perimeter late Friday afternoon, as the N.H. State Police Major Crime Unit truck, patrol cars and officers filled the driveway.
The house sits at the bottom of the hilly road, and isn’t secluded, though neighbors are spread apart. The home to the left is in close proximity, but getting to the next residence requires a trip up the hill and down a steep driveway.
In an email sent to ConVal Regional High School parents Friday, Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders and Principal Michelle Voto said the district would provide support to any students or staff affected by the incident, and would have those resources available at the start of the school day Monday.
“If you would like for your child to see a school counselor, please do not hesitate to call the School Counseling Office,” at 924-4120, the message says, “or email your child’s school counselor directly.”