EPPING — An Exeter man was found dead at a pond near Mast Road in town on Friday night.
The Epping Police Department on Saturday confirmed the body was that of Ernest Blanchette, 92. Police said there was no evidence of foul play. The state Medical Examiner’s Office has scheduled an autopsy for Monday, July 1.
Epping officers responded to a well-being call June 28 after caller reported seeing a pickup truck belonging to a fisherman on the side of Mast Road with the fishing gear still in the back. Responding officers searched the shore line while Epping firefighters searched the pond in a boat.
Police said Blanchette was not wearing a life jacket.