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Authorities ask for public's help on 5th anniversary of double murder

John and Geraldine Magee were found dead in their Andover home five years ago. The double homicide is still unsolved.
Geraldine and John Magee. Andover Police

Authorities continue to ask for thepublic's help as the fifth anniversary of a double homicide in Andover approaches.

On the morning of Dec. 14, 2011, John and Geraldine Magee were found dead in their home at 7 Orchard Crossing. Their car, a Lexus SUV, had been found on fire on Boston'sNorth End the night before.

John Magee,69, and his 67-year-old wife were discovered by a relative in their million-dollar home, the Boston Globe reported at that time.

Since then, investigators have followed leads to four different states and 20 cities and towns within Greater Boston, according to Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett's office.


“The Essex District Attorney's Office and the Andover Police are committed to finding the person or persons responsible for this horrific murder,” Blodgett said in a statement. “Someone out there knows something. We are asking you to search your memory and your conscience, pick up the phone and call us.”

Local police departments in Worcester, Boston, Hampton, New Hampshire andJupiter, Florida, alongwith the FBI and Homeland Security have assisted in the investigation.

Officials have interviewed family, friends, neighbors and business associates in both Andover and Jupiter as well as examined financial records, computers, homes andvehicles.

“Solving this horrific crime remains a top priority of the Andover Police Department," said Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe in a statement. "We are asking people to search their memories and consciences and come forward with any information that they may have."

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Essex DA's office at 978-745-8908 or the Andover Police Anonymous Tip Line at 978-470-3864.

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