As of today’s mail, I received the official response from my Right-to-Know request for the Stacey Burns murder case from the Department of Safety, State of New Hampshire.

As expected, the response produces nothing and is useless for my purposes and the purposes of the project I began in 2010.

Here are the two bases for which all records are being withheld under state law:

  1. Their disclosure could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings (for example, undermining the ability to investigate)
  2. To protect against an unwarranted invasion of privacy

The response ends with this statement: “This request is now considered closed.”

I am posting this since some folks have wondered what might have happened to this request. Now you know.

Am I alone in thinking this savage crime of almost fifteen years ago will never be solved? What a terrible outcome for an investigation!