Barrington stabbing victim remembered as 'a beautiful soul'

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Christine Sullivan and Jenna Pellegrini (Courtesy photos)

FARMINGTON - Investigators looking into the fatal stabbing of two women in Farmington earlier this week have expanded their probe to a Rochester residence, while one of the women's obituary describes her today as a "beautiful soul with much love and so much more to give."

Christine Sullivan, 48, who has spent considerable time in Florida; and Jenna Pellegrini, 32, of Barrington have been identified as the victims found around 3 a.m. Sunday at 979 Meaderboro Road. They were both stabbed multiple times, with Sullivan also suffering blunt force trauma, according to autopsy results released Tuesday.

The investigation into the homicides began when Farmington Police responded to an emergency call where the bodies were found around 3 a.m. on Sunday.

According to her obituary, Pellegrini was a graduate of Dover High School where she excelled in athletics, especially softball, before becoming a career hairstylist. She is the mother of two young children.

Meanwhile, police confirm the investigation expanded into Rochester on Wednesday with evidence gathered at a home on Stillwater Circle.

Assistant Attorney General Geoffrey W.R. Ward would not confirm the victims' home towns on Wednesday.

The listed property owner of 979 Meaderboro Road is Dean V. Smoronk, however, it isn't clear whether he had been living at the house recently.

Internet searches reveal a Dean V. Smoronk of 979 Meaderboro Road, was charged in 2012 with firing a shot through a window of a home on Old Dover Road in Rochester.

And in 2014, a Dean Victor Smoronk, 52, and Christina Marie Cuozzo, 45, of 979 Meaderboro Road, Farmington, were stopped in South Carolina on I-95 after their car pulled into the lane of a Sumter County deputy and almost sideswiped the cruiser, according to a news reports.

During the stop, a K-9 unit was called and suspected methamphetamine was found in Cuozzo's purse and a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine was found inside a fake energy drink along with a small amount of marijuana, pills and an unknown white powder inside a black computer bag, according to the report. Marie Cuozzo has been identified by law enforcement officials as an alias for Sullivan, the Union Leader said today.

Much of the area around the house and 10-acre property was still blocked off on Wednesday.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the victims in the days leading up to January 29h or regarding the facts or circumstances of the murders is asked to contact Sgt. Brian Strong of the New Hampshire State Police at 603-223-4381.

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