Amber Alert Duren Family

New Hampshire and surrounding states were put on high alert on the evening of Thursday, February 29, when, according to the New Hampshire State Police, the Berlin, New Hampshire, Police Department requested the activation of the Amber Alert System.

At the time, the public was notified that two children, 4-year-old Elowyn Duren and her infant sister, Vaelyn Duren, were considered missing and endangered and in the company of their biological father, 37-year-old Dustin Mark Duren.

According to the NH State Police, all three members of the Duren Family were last seen together at 8p on Thursday, February 29, in Berlin.

NH State Police via Facebook
NH State Police via Facebook

Berlin, NH, Amber Alert Canceled

On the morning of Friday, March 1, 2024, the New Hampshire State Police announced that they had canceled the Amber Alert, with both Elowyn and Vaelyn being found safe and sound. That is clearly the thankful and safety part of this story.

Furthermore, not only were both Elowyn and Vaelyn reported to be safe and sound by NH State Police, but WMUR also reports that Dustin Mark Duren was also found and in police custody, with no other information provided at the time of this writing.

However, that is not the end of the story, as heartbreak also accompanies the sigh of relief after both children were found safe.

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Berlin, NH, Body Found

While WMUR reports the girls were found in Keene, the body of their mother, 31-year-old Caitlyn Naffziger, was found on Thursday night, February 29, 2024, at an apartment on Main Street back in Berlin, where it's reported by WMUR that an active investigation remains.

More information will be provided as it is released, and New Hampshire State Police can be contacted with non-emergency information at 603-223-4381, as well as the Berlin, NH, Police Department at 603-752-3131.

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