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 .

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 . Police have still not gave a estimation on when they thought the couple was shot.

Police say the.

Glad To Be Gone May 01, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Andover doesn't have a strong enough press/media to FORCE accountability onto the Andover Police Department. Andover Police don't have the resources to solve a murder committed by professionals. Perfect Storm! It will never get solved until the people of Andover get pissed off.
Local May 01, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Why does this story get no attention? 2 people were murdered and nobody seems to care
Lilly September 06, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Steve Thomus September 06, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Wait, what do you mean the Andover Police are over their head? Didn't you see them swoop in and bust those kids with toy guns a few weeks ago. Come on, they can solve real crimes like a double murder with real guns - clearly they've got the cycles. How about if we cut their budget and beef up the crappy schools that we're running.
Crystal September 17, 2012 at 10:42 PM
I live in Andover, quite near to this murder scene and have wondered frequently how all these months later this case appears to have gone cold. However, having said that, this could be be FAR more complicated than would appear, the MOB hit is an easy obvious theory, but the real question is - why were they a MOB target. Someone VERY close to them knows much more than has been reported. Good detective work takes time, patience and much silence!


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