Arrest made in 2001 cold case slaying of auctioneer

AUBURN, N.H. (AP) – Police have arrested a New Hampshire man in connection with the shooting death of a businessman over 10 years ago.

Police arrested 43-year-old Arthur Collins of Manchester. He’s been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 50-year-old George Jodoin of Auburn.

Collins was arraigned Thursday morning in court in Candia.

Jodoin was found dead in his home, shot multiple times in the head and neck on Dec. 26, 2011.

No arrests had been made in the case until Wednesday. Auburn police and the New Hampshire state Police Cold Case Unit said late last year that they were investigating new leads and his family offered a $50,000 reward.

Jodoin was a real estate broker and auctioneer who co-owned a pawn shop in Manchester.

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