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Arrest made in death of Westminster man whose body was found in N.H.

Brandon Chicklis.New Hampshire attorney general’s office

A 21-year-old Ashburnham woman allegedly killed Brandon M. Chicklis at her home and then took his body to New Hampshire, where she tossed it on the side of the road and it was discovered by a jogger July 10, officials said Tuesday.

Julia R. Enright was arrested Monday night by State Police attached to Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office after a two-state investigation that included searches of the Enright family’s 36-acre residential property in the Central Massachusetts town.

She was ordered held without bail after her arraignment on a murder charge Tuesday at Winchendon District Court. Her next court date is Aug. 29.


Early did not state a motive for the murder of the 20-year-old Chicklis, nor would he disclose the cause of death for the Westminster man, who was last seen by relatives around 1 p.m. on June 23. Chicklis left to visit his father in New Hampshire that day, officials have said.

Cellphone records indicate that Chicklis was at Enright’s home on Packard Hill Road, Early told reporters at the courthouse.

According to Early and police in both states, Chicklis was reported missing by relatives on June 24 and his car was discovered in the parking lot of a Hannaford supermarket in Rindge, N.H., on June 29. Officials believe it was first left there June 24.

His body was found by a jogger along a roadway in Rindge on July 10, about 6 miles from the supermarket.

Enright and Chicklis had been classmates at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School and knew each other, Early said.

The Winchendon District Court is currently operating in Gardner.

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