- Essex District Attorney’s Office
Media Contact for DA Blodgett and Chief Keefe Renew Public Appeal on 6th Anniversary of Andover Murders
Carrie Kimball Monahan, Director of Communications
Andover, Massachusetts — District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett and Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe are calling on anyone with information related to the murder of John and Geraldine Magee to please come forward.
“Again, we are seeking to reassure the people of Andover and the friends and family of John and Geraldine Magee that the Essex District Attorney's Office and the Andover Police are actively investigating this horrific crime,” District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said. “It is our belief that someone knows something that could help us solve the case and bring justice and peace of mind to the Magee family and the residents of Andover.”
John and Geraldine Magee were found shot to death in their home at 7 Orchard Crossing in Andover on the morning of December 14, 2011. Their Lexus SUV was found on fire on Prince Street in Boston on the evening of December 13th.
The investigation has found that December 13, 2011 was a routine day for John and Geri Magee. John had visited a construction site in Reading, where his company, Magee Construction, was building some homes. The younger John Magee had been in the Magee Construction office located in the basement of his parents’ home until 4:30 that afternoon. Geri had spoken with her daughter Holly about watching the grandchildren the next day while Holly did some Christmas shopping. Holly was bringing the children to her mother’s home on the morning of December 14th when she discovered them dead.
The Essex District Attorney's Office is leading the investigation together with Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to that office and Andover Police Detectives. The investigation has involved exhaustive interviews of family, friends, neighbors in Andover and Jupiter, Florida, and business associates. Financial records, computers, homes, and motor vehicles have all been extensively searched and examined.
Investigators have followed leads to 4 states and 20 cities and towns in the Greater Boston area. Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services, Ballistics, Violent Fugitive Apprehension Unit, and Special Services, local police departments in Worcester, Boston, Hampton, NH and Jupiter, FL as well as the FBI, ATF and Homeland Security have provided assistance.
Chief Keefe added, “Every member of the Andover Police Department remains committed to finding the person or persons responsible for taking the lives of John and Geraldine Magee. We are asking people to search their memories and consciences and come forward with any information that they may have.”
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Massachusetts 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.