Couple Wanted For Child Abuse May Have Been Spotted In Lowell

Plaistow, NH couple Jessica Linscott and Roland Dow may have been spotted in Lowell this morning.

A Plaistow, NH couple charged with remain on the run from police and the search has moved into the Merrimack Valley.

Lowell Police have received reports of a couple matching the desciption of Jessica Linscott and Roland Dow in area of Rt. 495 and Woburn Street, according to reports published on Twitter by the Lowell Sun.

According to the reports, the woman was wearing a pink coat with her face covered.

Over the weekend, police received tips that Linscott, 23—the mother of the boy—and her boyfriend Dow, 27, were recently at gas stations and coffee shops in the North Shore part of Massachusetts.

A police report Sunday said they may be trying to make their way to Maine in blue Dodge minivan with a New Hampshire license plate numbered 2844129.

Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams said Monday police are receiving more and more tips on their whereabouts.

MyFoxBoston.com reported Monday that Linscott may have dyed her hair black while on the run.

Dow is charged with first- and second-degree assault for allegedly hitting the child in the head and burning his fingers and wrist.

The boy, James, reportedly suffered a head injury that impaired his vision. 

Police said they discovered the boy's injuries after he was treated at Exeter Hospital last week.

James is in now stable condition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

Reams has demanded that Dow and Linscott turn themselves in.

"No matter where you go, (police) are going to find you," Reams said at a recent news conference. "Surrender yourselves."

Linscott is charged with child endangement.

Reams said the pair are likely traveling in a car and may have people helping them avoid capture. He said he has no reason to believe Dow is holding Linscott against her will.

The 3-year-old's grandmother is Helen Nicholson, of Melrose, Mass. She told WMUR.com that she's "frantic."

"They both need to pay for this and they need to pay big. This is not a small case," Nicholson told WMUR. "They tried to kill my grandson."

If you have any information on the couple's whereabouts or have spotted the couple, contact the Lowell Police Department at 978-937-3200 or the Tewksbury Police at 978-640-4381.


Bill Gilman November 27, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Two comments have been removed from this stream for a violation of terms of use.
SD From T-Bury November 27, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Bill, I see a couple more that should be removed. This is serious and a child's life is involved. It's nothing to joke or get sarcastic about. Enough with the Caswell and "she looks like" talk. I hope they get caught soon.
MKC November 27, 2012 at 03:26 PM
The comments on the patch have been getting redicules lately
derek iraheta November 27, 2012 at 10:52 PM
people are assholes theres no other way to put it we live in a heartless selfish vane society that only looks up from there i phones when reality punches them in there idiotic faces ..........if i find those tools god help them as the father of a two year old thats un except able and tools that think this is funny should be smacked around a couple times to so they feel as helpless as that poor kid .....
Tim Sheehan November 27, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Couldn't agree with you more Derek those scumbags should just turn themselves in because it they come across someone like me or you, good luck to them theyre dead


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