50th Anniversary Celebration Ends in Tragedy: Elderly Relative Brutally Murdered in Boston Home

The discovery of a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and a relative in her 90s stabbed and beaten to death in a home in the Boston area over the weekend prompted authorities to advise residents to lock their doors and be cautious as investigators try to identify the murderer, officials said.

When the victims failed to show up for a church service, a friend went to their Newton, Massachusetts, home to check on them. When they didn't, the friend went inside and found the victims dead, according to police.

A couple in their 70s who were commemorating their golden wedding anniversary and the wife's mother, who is in her 90s and lived with them, were both killed in what police believe to have been a "random" act of violence, according to authorities.

Police made an arrest on Monday night and charged the suspect, a 41-year-old man, with murder.

A 2022 SafeWise report ranked Newton, a city of 87,453 people, as the second-safest city for families in America. As of Monday morning, the attacker or attackers in the triple homicide were still at large and unidentified, which instilled fear in the city's residents.

Marian Ryan, the district attorney for Middlesex County, stated at a news conference on Sunday night, "This is the night to lock your doors and windows." We are requesting that anyone who hears or sees anything suspicious call the Newton police right away.

According to a statement from the Newton Police Department, a friend called 911 at 10:14 a.m. on Sunday to report finding the three victims dead inside the house from stab wounds and blunt trauma.

According to preliminary investigation findings, there was evidence of forced entry into the house. As a result, police are looking into whether the incident is related to a failed home invasion attempt that happened Sunday morning at a house about a half-mile from the scene of the killings.

Although Ryan stated that there is no evidence connecting the attempted burglary to the homicides, he continued, "That is why we are particularly concerned about the safety issue."

Police had withheld the victims' names pending autopsies by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner.

According to Ryan, the deceased couple was commemorating their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend.

As you can imagine, this would be tragic on any day, but the fact that family members were present for this kind of celebration made it even more tragic, Ryan said.

Police in Newton are asking the couple's neighbours to check their doorbell cameras and other video surveillance equipment for anything suspicious, and then report it.

At the press conference, Newton Police Chief John Carmichael said, "As far as the Newton Police Department is concerned, we won't rest until we find out who did this and we find justice for the victims that were involved here."

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