At Two-Year Anniversary, Authorities Stress Magee Case 'Still Active'

The murder of Jack and Geraldine Magee shook the community at its core and still has people asking for answers.

This home on Orchard Crossing was the scene of a double murder two years ago. Photo Credit: Brendan Lewis
This home on Orchard Crossing was the scene of a double murder two years ago. Photo Credit: Brendan Lewis
On a cold December morning in 2011, real estate developer Jack Magee and his wife Geraldine of Andover were found dead in their Orchard Crossing home.

Police determined that the couple had been shot execution-style in their home. Later, the Magees' Lexus SUV was found in Boston's North End, engulfed in flames.

Authorities have been relatively quiet in the many months since that tragic crime, careful not to discuss any of the evidence gathered.

Now, two years later, authorities are reminding the public that the case is still active and that investigators still need the public's help.

On Tuesday, District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett's office released a statement stressing those points.

"The investigation remains active and a high priority," Blodgett said. "We will continue to pursue every lead until we find the person or persons responsible for this tragic murder and seek justice for the Magee family in court."

The Magees, who developed the Orchard Crossing neighborhood, operated Advance Realty Co. out of the home and owned Magee Construction Company in Arlington.

As Dec. 14, the anniversary of the crime, draws near, Andover Police and the Massachusetts State Police are calling for public help in solving the mystery of what happened at 7 Orchard Crossing.

"The Andover Police Department along with the Essex District Attorney’s Office is determined to find those responsible for this horrific act," Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe said. "This remains a top priority with all agencies involved and we continue to investigate all leads and angles of this senseless murder. We continue to request that anyone with any information or possible information in this incident to come forward and contact one of the agencies involved."

Anyone with any information is should call the state police detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office at 978-745-8908 or the Andover Police Anonymous Tip Line at 978-470-3864.



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