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Arrest Made in Nashua Murder Investigation

Local authorities announced the arrest of a Nashua man accused of killing his neighbor with a hand-held weight.

Devin Tappan, 30, was arraigned Monday afternoon at Nashua District Division Court on second-degree murder charges in the death of Javier Rivera Afanador, 45. He had been jailed since January 7 on unrelated charges.

Police discovered the body of Afanador on January 6 after receiving an anonymous call for a welfare check on 32 Kinsley Street, Apartment 1. An autopsy on Sunday revealed Afanador, who lived in Apartment 8, died of “multiple blunt trauma to the head”.

Anyone with information regarding this is incident is asked to contact the Nashua Police Department at (603) 594-3500.

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