Ashburnham Woman Charged with Murder

July 24, 2018

July 24, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241

GARDNER — A 21-year-old Ashburnham woman has been charged with murder in the death of a Westminster man who had been reported missing last month and whose body was later found in New Hampshire, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Winchendon District Court Judge Arthur F. Haley ordered Julia R. Enright held without bail at her arraignment this afternoon and continued her case to Aug. 29.

Brandon Chicklis, who would have turned 21 today, left his home on June 23 to visit family in New Hampshire. Family members reported him missing the next day when he didn’t show up. His vehicle was discovered on June 29 in the parking lot of a Hannaford Supermarket on Route 202 in Rindge, N.H.

His body was found on July 10 on the side of Route 119 in Rindge, about six miles from the supermarket.

Investigators, who searched Ms. Enright’s residence at 171 Packard Hill Road last week, believe Mr. Chicklis was slain in Ashburnham and his body was taken to New Hampshire. Ms. Enright was arrested last night at the Ashburnham Police Department.

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

He praised police in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for their thorough investigation including the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, Ashburnham and Westminster Police, State Police Crime Scene Services, the State Police Dive Team, the State Police Special Emergency Response Team, State Police civilian forensic scientists and New Hampshire State Police and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.

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