Three stabbed to death in Newton, Massachusetts while suspect still at large
Three elderly people were found dead inside a home on Broadway Street early on Sunday morning, prompting police to put the Nonantum neighbourhood on high alert.
Middlesex’s district attorney Marian Ryan said there was evidence of a forced entry and stab wounds and blunt force trauma on the victims.
“We ask people to remain vigilant,” Ryan said. Make sure your doors and windows are locked, even if you don’t normally do so.”
Three bodies were discovered inside the house by an acquaintance of the victims on Sunday at 10:14am, believed to be elderly residents. Deaths remain unsolved due to the absence of the offender or offender(s) responsible.
An early Sunday morning break-in attempt targeted a home on Brookside Avenue, about half a mile from the one on Broadway. It is still unclear whether the two incidents are connected.
Residents who hear or see something suspicious should notify the Newton Police Department immediately.
Call us tonight instead of waiting until the morning,” Ryan advised.
Home security footage should be reviewed by residents of Nonantum and Newtonville for any oddities. As long as someone isn’t apprehended, police officers will be more visible in the neighbourhood.
A neighbor told WBZ: “You never know what’s going to happen to us.” The neighbour also said that the victims were related. My neighbour said the family was very close. I knew them all.
No names have been released for the three victims. This weekend, two of the victims will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Their absence from Sunday’s mass alarmed neighbours in the close-knit community, where the victims have a strong connection to the nearby church.
According to neighbour Robin Dickey, these were churchgoers who were found because they weren’t in church and someone came to check on them.
On Sunday, a local priest offered consolation to the community as detectives worked to understand what had happened inside the house.
Chief John Carmichael of the Newton Police Department announced the hiring of additional officers and dispatchers.
This is a very violent crime, and this individual is still at large,” Carmichael said. As always, we urge residents to remain vigilant and pay attention to what is happening in their neighborhoods.”
After a series of mass shootings and stabbings across the US, mostly the result of personal disputes and arguments, the incident occurred. The deaths of several people have resulted from such incidents.