Berlin, N.H. – A New Hampshire man who was charged with killing his 11-year-old stepdaughter nearly five years after her body was found in a river is due in court.
Fifty-two-year-old Wendell Noyes, of Stewartstown, was arrested Monday on a second-degree murder charge in the death of Celina Cass. The girl was reported missing from her home July 26, 2011. Her body was recovered from the Connecticut River six days later.
Noyes is accused of killing Cass by submerging her body in the river. He was deemed unfit to stand trial in a 2003 case in which he was charged with breaking into an ex-girlfriend’s home and threatening her.
A phone number listed for Noyes is disconnected. He is set to be arraigned Tuesday in Berlin.