|By Ella Nilsen And Alyssa Dandrea, The Keene Sentinel, N.H.|
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The report sheds new light on the relationship between the prime suspect and the victim, and includes statements from multiple acquaintances who say both struggled with drug addiction.
This spring, the authorities concluded
McAuley's body was found one-quarter mile south from the
An autopsy revealed McAuley had been shot multiple times and suffered wounds to his lower back, left underarm, left shoulder, right hip and head, according to documents included in the case file.
The shooting occurred in a secluded network of old logging roads in
The Sentinel filed a Right-to-Know request seeking a copy of the report more than one year ago, after Farr died in a fiery car crash on
And although the
The Sentinel first reported on the contents of the documents it had reviewed in a story in Friday's edition. As that review continues, and widens, here is some of what else the documents reveal:
Two acquaintances who were interviewed in January said they dealt prescription pills to
When asked by investigators if Farr was addicted to prescription pills, Bishop said, "oh yeah that's an understatement ... cause he could be relentless..."
Bishop sold Farr mainly Vicodin and morphine pills from his own prescription for pain medication, which he said was refilled every two weeks.
Farr would buy anywhere from five to 20 mixed pills from Bishop, he said, adding Farr "didn't really care much for the Morphine he liked the Vicodin more than anything."
In the interview, Bishop added that Farr would start taking pills in front of them after the deal.
"I seen him chewing them up more than once," Bishop added.
When the investigator asked, "Right when you gave them to him?" Bishop said, "Yeah he was it was three or four in his mouth at once."
Moore, a long-time friend of Farr's, said she started selling him pills during late February or early March of 2012, about a month before the homicide.
Moore said Farr bought pills from her a minimum of three times a week, and sometimes would buy pills every day of the week.
She said Farr would look for prescription drugs "sometimes frequently or what not, but he's a big guy and he has a high tolerance."
But Moore said her supply for Farr could be spotty, as many of her drug sources were local people in
Because her supply source was so local and small, Moore said, "I was lucky if I could find him ten, fifteen, you know maybe five here a couple there, but that's about it."
Even so, Moore said she never saw Farr getting visibly desperate for the drugs, describing him as "always calm he wasn't like frantic..."
Both Moore and Bishop said they generally had no problems getting Farr to pay for the drugs they sold him, even though Bishop had one dispute after a check Farr had written for
Bishop, who also described himself as a former roommate of McAuley, said McAuley also showed signs of drug abuse.
Bishop said he occasionally gave McAuley a few prescription pills when they lived together, but "nothing everyday, not like
Bishop, who lived with McAuley and his girlfriend,
LeVasseur told police she had been friends with Farr since grade school and that she and Farr had reconnected about three years prior to the shooting.
McAuley and Farr knew each other through mutual friends and lived 3 miles apart at the time of the shooting.
Both Bishop and Moore told investigators they had heard rumors that the
The Sentinel continues to study the 1,297 pages released Thursday by the AG's office in an effort to provide answers to many looming questions, and to give a glimpse into the information provided by those who knew Farr and McAuley.
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