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  • Staff Photo by Grant Morris

    A family photo of John Wiegmann.
  • Staff Photo by Grant Morris

    Donna Wiegmann, right, the sister of John Wiegmann, and her partner, Janis Quinn sit for a portrait in their Pelham home nearly a year after Wiegmann was found strangled to death in a room at the Motel 6 in Nashua. After nearly a year, police still have no suspects or leads to conclude the case. Wiegmann and Quinn are hoping for someone to step forward with information leading to the solving of their brother's murder.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nashua Motel 6 murder remains unsolved

NASHUA – It’s been 22 months since John Wiegmann was murdered, strangled in his room at the Motel 6 on Progress Avenue.

Police aren’t calling it a cold case yet, but police and the attorney general’s office have declined to discuss any further details of the case.

“The Wiegmann case is open and still under investigation,” Detective Lt. Jeff Bukunt said recently.

Wiegmann, 59, was last seen late on the night of May 2, 2009, at Boston Billiards, 55 Northeastern Blvd., and he was seen earlier that evening in the motel parking lot, getting into a green minivan with discolored paint on the front passenger side fender. He was wearing a green T-shirt, jeans and a brown windbreaker.

Nashua Detectives Craig Allard and John Lehto have gone out West to interview Wiegmann’s friends and acquaintances in search of new leads, but that effort shed no light on the murder, police have said.

Authorities and Wiegmann’s family have offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case, and anyone with any information on Wiegmann’s death or his whereabouts and activities in the days before his death is urged to call Nashua Police 594-3500 or anonymously through the Nashua Crime line at 589-1665.

Family members spoke with The Telegraph last year about how the uncertainties surrounding his death haunt them.

“We don’t talk about it. We can’t talk about it, not even to each other. We just secretly pray that the person who did this is brought to justice,” Wiegmann’s sister Donna Wiegmann said. “It’s not like when someone passes away and you know why they passed away. It’s the not knowing. It’s like there’s no closure. It makes it hard.”