Manhunt ends after Berlin, NH murder suspect takes own life

Police said the body of Denis Bisson was found in Rumford late Friday night. Bisson was wanted in connection with the death of his wife in Berlin, New Hampshire. (Maine State Police)

RUMFORD (WGME) – The manhunt for a Berlin, NH man police believe killed his wife ended after the suspect was found in Rumford after apparently shooting himself.

Saturday morning Maine State Police and the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office said the body of Denis Bisson, 52, was found late Friday night along the banks of the Androscoggin River near an information booth on Bridge Street in Rumford.

Nearby residents heard a gunshot and called police, who subsequently found Bisson's body around 11:30 p.m.

An arrest warrant was issued for Bisson after Berlin police found the body of his wife Angie Bisson, 43, in their home on Harrington Avenue on Friday.

Police said Angie Bisson died from an apparent gunshot. New Hampshire authorities issued a warrant for Bisson for second-degree murder.

An autopsy determined that she died of a single gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death was ruled a homicide.

Search efforts moved across the border to Rumford, where a command center was set up at Mountain Valley High School.

More than three dozen state police officers were involved in the search.

Denis Bisson's truck was found along an ATV trail off Route 108, roughly three miles from where his body was found.

The state medical examiner;s office will conduct an autopsy to confirm the exact cause and manner of death.

Investigators have not released details into what led up to the shooting death of Angie Bisson.

The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office said more information will be released when it becomes available.

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