Family of Plymouth man murdered 2 years ago offers $10,000 reward

PLYMOUTH — With his September 8, 2011 murder still unsolved. the family of John Labbe yesterday announced it is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the crime.

Labbe's body was found inside his workshop at 761 Texas Hill Road. He was 43 and his death was ruled a homicide as a result of gunshot wounds.

N.H. Police Colonel Robert L. Quinn and Plymouth Police Chief Stephen Lefebvre released a joint statement indicating they continue to actively investigate the case, including following-up on numerous leads tips. Anyone who may have knowledge of any circumstances about Labbe's death is urged to contact the State Police Major Crime Unite at 223-8826 or 223-3856.

Labbe had been in the news within a year or so of his death. In May 2010, the Colebrook native filed a civil lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Manchester and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate alleging multiple incidents of child sexual assault by Father George St. Jean over the course of a four year period in the 1960s, when he was serving as an alter boy at St. Brendan's Catholic Church. St. Jean died in 1982.

There has never been any public connection made between the lawsuit and his murder.