LEMPSTER, N.H. (AP) – Authorities haven’t identified the two bodies found inside a house Monday night, but a family member and neighbors say a father and his high-school-student son lived there.

Autopsies will be done on Thursday to determine the cause and the manner of death, state police said.

Co-workers and the daughter of Robert Pardy said he lived at the house with his teenage son, Cody Pardy.

Toby Colby said he has known the father and son for about eight years through his job at the nearby Bonnie Plant Farm, where Robert Pardy worked as a caretaker.

“Those two were inseparable,” he said. “Bob had the biggest heart of anybody.”

Colby said he last saw Robert Pardy on May 27. He said Pardy had been staggering, sweating profusely and had to leave work.

Sarah Pardy of Claremont, 26, said she tried to call her father last Wednesday or Thursday and he never called back – unusual, she said, since they generally spoke between two and three times per week.

The most recent time she spoke to him, she said, was a week before he was last seen.

“He sounded like himself,” she said. “I told him to tell my brother ‘Hi,’ and he said, ‘okay.”‘

Sarah Pardy described Robert as a hard worker and her brother, a 16-year-old sophomore at Fall Mountain Regional High School in Langdon, as a good student who enjoyed wrestling and hunting with his father.

“They were good people,” she said. “They would go out of their way to help people if they could.”

She said her father and brother were the only two people who lived at the house.

AP-ES-06-03-08 1842EDT


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