Sunday, December 9, 2012
The Essex County DA is asking the public for help in solving the nearly one-year old double homicide in Andover on Orchard Crossing.
Two Andover residents were found shot dead in their home one year ago this Friday on Orchard Crossing. With no updates on the case since the day of the murders, the Essex Country District Attorney and Andover Police Chief are now looking to the public for possibly critical information that could help find those responsible. “We are asking anyone who has any information no matter how seemingly insignificant to please contact us,” Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said. “Often in a homicide investigation, there are people who have information but may not realize its relevance or importance to the investigation. At this point, any and all information is important.” John "Jack" and Geraldine Magee were found dead in their Old …
Monday, November 5, 2012
New information has been made available in regards to the double homicide on Orchard Crossing last December.
Law enforcement continues to remain silent on the double homicide on Orchard Crossing last December, but new details about the crime scene have emerged, according to the Channel 5 Boston I-Team. Jack and Geraldine Magee were found shot in their Orchard Crossing mansion last December. Local and regional law enforcement are continuing to investigate the murders but have not publicly acknowledged a single suspect involved. Jack Magee's death certificate suggested the possiblity that there was more than one shooter in the incident. A WCVB source also said that there were no fingerprints found at the scene. Find a recent statement from the family of Jack and Geraldine Magee here. Read the full article on WCVB.com.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Essex County District Attorney is still not commenting on the double homicide investigation that has gone nearly 8 months without an update.
Two Andover residents were murdered in their Orchard Crossing mansion nearly 8 months ago. However, authorities have not been able to provide an update on the incident since originally providing facts on the day the bodies were discovered. Authorities are still claiming to have no suspects the chilling incident that left local developer John Magee and his wife Geraldine dead. The couple's daughter found them shot in a room on the first floor of their sprawling mansion in south Andover. The Essex County District Attorney spokesman said that investigators are releasing little about the case. "The murder is still under investigation," said Essex County District Attorney Spokesman Carrie Kimball-Monahan. Those close to the investigation have …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Police investigators say that new information on the Orchard Crossing double homicide will not be released until the investigation is complete.
Any new details about the December murders of John and Geraldine Magee are not expected anytime soon from police investigators, which includes the Andover Police and the Essex County District Attorney's office. The husband and wife were found shot dead in their Orchard Crossing mansion in mid-December. Their black Lexus was found burnt the night before in the North End of Boston. However, since press conferences on the day the bodies were discovered, police have not released a shred of new information on the homicides. This, local and county investigators say, is standard operating procedure for an investigation. "It’s absolutely normal," said Essex County District Attorney spokesman Steve O'Connell. "We don’t comment on an ongoing …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Before the double homicide on Wednesday, Andover had not had a murder in nine years.
The double homicide discovered in an Orchard Crossing mansion Wednesday morning has sent chills throughout the community. But the last time Andover dealt with a murder, the circumstances were equally troubling. According to Lt. James Hashem, the most recent murder in Andover's history was in the spring of 2002. A woman was murdered and left for dead on the side of Route 125. However, perpetrators had burned the woman's body before leaving her on the side of the busy roadway that travels through Harold Parker State forest. Hashem said the murder, while nine years old, is still under investigation and no arrests have been made in connection with the grizzly incident. The most recent murder previous to the one in 2002 occurred 20 years ago …