Police have ruled the death of a 41-year-old Republican activist at his home in Durham, New Hampshire a homicide and are working to figure out exactly what occurred.
Alexander Talcott was fatally stabbed over the weekend and his body was found Saturday morning, police said. The medical examiner's office ruled his death a homicide.
A well-respected Republican legal activist was fatally stabbed in the neck inside his New Hampshire home this weekend, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. https://t.co/ll4H4NPvZG pic.twitter.com/PpiuVujH6D
— New York Post (@nypost) August 28, 2023
Authorities in the case have reportedly identified who stabbed Talcott and say the person is no danger to the public. No arrests have been made, and police are trying to determine whether Talcott was stabbed in self-defense.
Talcott was a corporate in-house counsel for the real estate firm New Constellation Capital who worked for several companies.
“As corporate counsel, I bring my positive high-energy to the contracts and compliance that allow businesses to grow,” his LinkedIn page reads.
He was also an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire's Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics where he taught business law and finance.
In addition to his legal work and teaching, state director of the New Hampshire chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) William O'Brien called Talcott “a staunch advocate for the core values of the Republican Party.”
Alex was an exceptionally skilled champion for the rule of law and the importance of fair and honest elections. We will forever honor Alex’s selfless dedication and profound contributions to our shared vision of liberty through legal processes. His legacy will undoubtedly inspire future generations within the RNLA and the greater legal community.
Former colleague Chris Ager said of his long-time friend, “He always wanted to do more and he was very helpful. He wanted to help. He came to me many times just asking, ‘Hey Chris, how can I help?’ Never asking for anything in return. He was that kind of person. We’re really going to miss him a lot."
According to the New York Post, Talcott was raised on Long Island. He married after college and has three children whom he and his wife homeschooled.
He was named the New Hampshire leader of the Republican National Lawyers Association in 2021.
Talcott said in an interview that he wanted to be “Willy Wonka and literally turn over the keys to my children, my students and other bright-eyed people. I’ll help them get ready to take over.”
Not knowing the exact circumstances of his death, it seems that Talcott will be missed by many.