For Immediate Release
January 1, 2022


Investigator Anthony Booth
(603) 223-4289
District Chief Shana Clark
(603) 223-4289

Positive Identification Made in the Franklin Explosion Death

Franklin – New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Sean P. Toomey, Franklin Fire Chief Mike Foss, and Franklin Police Chief David Goldstein announce that the identification of the victim discovered at 32 New Hampton Rd in Franklin on December 31, 2021, has been determined.

Following the autopsy conducted on January 1, 2022, the Office of the Medical Examiner has positively identified the victim as 44-year-old Nathaniel Krauz, who was at home at the time of his death. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma and the manner of death is accidental.

Fire Marshal Toomey would like to remind everyone to use fuel containers only in their intended manner.

Any further inquiries can be directed to the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office – Bureau of Investigations, Investigator Anthony Booth or District Chief Shana Clark at (603) 223-4289.