For Immediate Release - November 28, 2011

Danvers Man Under Arrest for Murder

Stephen Anastasi, 24, of 2 Auburn Street, Danvers, was arrested at mid-day today at the residence he shared with his father, John Anastasi, 60, and charged with his murder.

Police received a 911 call at 10:24 a.m. from a neighbor of the men, and when they responded found John Anastasi dead at the scene.

The exact cause of death will be determined by an autopsy, which will be conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Boston.

Stephen Anastasi will be arraigned Monday in Salem District Court, when more information is expected to be released. 

The ongoing homicide investigation is being investigated by Danvers Police, State Police Detectives assigned to the Office of Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett, and State Police Crime Scene Services.