MARSHFIELD ‒ Police are searching for a 27-year-old man they think stabbed and bludgeoned a Marshfield couple to death in their home Tuesday night.
At a news conference Wednesday, Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said police are looking for South Shore resident Christopher Keeley, who police say fled the scene of a double homicide at 75 Gotham Hill Drive.
He is believed to be driving a black 2019 Jeep Wrangler that belonged to the victims, and goes by the nickname "Crispy," Marshfield Police Chief Phil Tavares said. Officials could later be heard on a police scanner saying the vehicle was found in Avon, but unoccupied.
Keeley is described as 5-foot-7 and 140 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair that he may have dyed red since Tuesday night.
"If you have any idea where he could be, please call 911 and report it to us," Tavares said.
Cruz said 70-year-old Carl Mattson and his wife, Vicki, who would have turned 71 years old Wednesday, were found dead in their home by police conducting a well-being check just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Their bodies had "obvious signs of trauma."
"Keeley was acquainted with the Mattsons," Cruz said. "This does not appear to be a random act of violence. It appears targeted."
Cruz wouldn't elaborate on how the victims and the suspect knew each other, nor would he say exactly how the Mattsons died.
"The motive here is something we have to find out," he said.
State Police Col. Christopher Mason said State Police are working with Marshfield police detectives to investigate, and that Keeley should be considered "armed and dangerous."
Cruz said Keeley has "prior involvement" with the court system and that mental health issues could be at play.
Detectives were seen searching the area of Gotham Hill Drive for hours, and the state Medical Examiner's Office arrived at the scene early Wednesday. The home, in Green Harbor, is a two-story Colonial with a flagpole on the lawn flying an American and US Air Force flag. Neighbors declined to talk to a Patriot Ledger reporter.
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