Authorities Still Silent on Double Homicide Investigation
Over four months later, police have no updates on the double homicide in December and would not comment the investigation's activity in Florida.
Andover authorities are continuing to decline to comment in regards to the December double homicide on Orchard Crossing and would not speak to activity related to the investigation, including a trip to Florida for the investigation.
Since providing two statements on the day of the incident the Andover Police Department and Essex County District Attorney's office said they will not release any more information about the investigation into the murders of John "Jack" Magee, 69, and Geraldine Magee, 67.
In the last statement made by authorities, police said they had no suspects.
The couple's daughter, Holly Magee Senykoff, discovered her parents shot dead in the first floor of the south Andover mansion on Dec. 15 of last year. Their black Lexus had been found torched on Prince Street in the North End of Boston the night before.
Andover Police Lt. James Hashem would not comment on the investigation or would not provide any estimate on when the investigation may conclude.
Hashem also declined to comment on the incident's possible ties to the Magee's home in Jupiter, Florida.
In January, a weekly town expense report included reimbursement for an Andover detective's trip to Florida for the purpose of the murder investigation.
The Magee's owned a second home in the Jonathan's Landing area of Jupiter, Florida, a coastal community 15 miles north of West Palm Beach and home to many retirees from the north, according to an article in the Palm Beach Post.
During the week of Jan. 23 to 29, the town reimbursed an Andover detective $872.04 for hotel, airfare, car rental, fuel and food for a Dec. 19 trip to Florida in regards to the murder investigation.
According to the Palm Beach Post article, John and Geraldine Magee bought the home, situated in an affluent section of town, in 2003.
John Magee owned an Arlington-based development company and built housing around Boston and the Greater Boston area, including the Andover development he and his wife lived in, Orchard Crossing.
Based on information from police, Andover Patch provided a rough timeline of the double homicide. Police have still not gave a estimation on when they thought the couple was shot.
Police say the last murder in Andover was in 2002.