(BOSTON) — The Boston-area couple that was gunned down in their multi-million dollar mansion was reportedly found lying head-to-head, shot in their necks, with all shell casings cleaned from the scene of the crime, all signs pointing to a well-planned murder.
Police investigating the murder of real-estate developer John “Jack” Magee, 69, and his wife Geraldine, 67, are now calling the crime a double homicide, but refuse to confirm further details in their investigation and are saying only that they have no suspects.
An autopsy is now being conducted to find out exactly how the couple died.
Adding to the mystery surrounding their deaths is that the couple’s Lexus SUV was found 25 miles away on Wednesday, having been set ablaze. The vehicle was found in Boston’s North End, in an area known for mob activity.
ABC News has learned that the Magees were found dead Wednesday morning by their daughter and grandchildren. The family members made the grisly discovery on the first floor of the couple’s 6,000 square foot estate as they were bringing the children for a regular Wednesday morning visit.
The front door of the couple’s home was found unlocked with the family dog still inside, according to police, who are reassuring residents that there is no cause for fear after the first murder in the community in more than a decade.
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AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN
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