On May 11, 2023, Haydee Rivera-Nadeau was transported from North Carolina to New Hampshire to face charges of First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, and Attempted Second Degree Murder. Rivera-Nadeau was transported by the Strafford County Sheriff’s Department after waiving the extradition process, agreeing to return to New Hampshire to face her charges. Rivera-Nadeau was formally served with her warrant by a Rochester Police Department Detective while inside the Strafford County Jail. Rivera-Nadeau refused bail and she will remain in the Strafford County Jail until she is arraigned on May 12, 2023, at 12:30 PM at the Strafford Superior Court.
On May 1, 2023, at approximately 11:44 AM, the Rochester Police, Rochester Fire Department, and Frisbie EMS responded to 40 Winter Street, the Professional Arts Building, for the report of a 50-year-old female that had suffered a traumatic head injury during the morning of May 1st. When Officers arrived, they located the single female victim in an office suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. Paramedics from Frisbie Memorial Hospital, along with assistance from Rochester Fire personnel initially stabilized the victim on scene. Frisbie Ambulance then transported her to Portsmouth Regional Hospital for trauma care.
The Rochester Police Investigative Services Bureau quickly identified a female suspect early in the investigation. As a result, of the ongoing investigation, arrest warrants for Haydee Rivera-Nadeau age 65 of Somersworth, NH were obtained charging her with: First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, and Attempted Second Degree Murder.
On May 3, 2023, at approximately 6:51 PM, Rochester Police Detectives were following up with information on the suspect possibly being in Charlotte Mecklenburg, North Carolina. Rochester Police Detectives contacted the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to request their assistance in following up on the lead. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department was ultimately able to make contact with Haydee who was taken into custody without incident and charged with being a Fugitive from Justice.
The investigation remains active at this time by the Rochester Police Department Investigative Services Bureau, with assistance from the Strafford County Attorney’s Office and NH Attorney General’s Office. Due to the nature of the active investigation, no further information will be released at this time.
The Rochester Police Department would like to thank multiple agencies that were involved and assisted in this investigation to this point including the Nottingham Police Department, Barrington Police Department, Northwood Police Department, Lee Police Department, New Hampshire State Police, Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, Nashua Police Department, Manchester Police Department, Concord Police Department, Somersworth Police Department, Strafford County Attorney Office, New Hampshire Attorney General Office, and Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.
Anyone who may have information that could assist with this investigation, contact the Rochester Police Department at 330-7128. You can also provide information and remain anonymous by calling the Rochester Crime Line at 335-6500 or Text CRIMES (274637), Body of Text: TEXT4CASH, and include your tip. Cash rewards might be offered for information that leads to an arrest.