State and local police named Christopher Keeley, 27, as a suspect on Wednesday morning in the double homicide investigation in Marshfield.
Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said Keeley is the main suspect in what police are describing as the double homicide of Carl and Vicki Mattson, a Marshfield couple in their 70s.
Cruz described the couple as found “bludgeoned and stabbed” after police responded to a wellness check call on Tuesday evening.
Cruz said at a press conference Wednesday morning that Keeley is an acquaintance of the couple, who most likely changed his appearance, and a warrant for his arrest is active.
He said authorities believe Keeley is armed and dangerous and that the incident was “not a random act of violence.”
“We are working hard to locate him and arrest him,” Cruz said.
Marshfield Police Chief Phil Tavares added that Keeley may have changed his hair color to red following the suspected homicide.
Keeley was last seen driving a black, 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited that belonged to the Mattsons, but Cruz said he has left the area.
Just after noon Wednesday, investigators said the Jeep had been “recovered unoccupied” but did not say where it was found.
Christopher Keeley identity
Massachusetts State Police describe Keeley as being around 5 feet 7 inches tall and 140 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes.
His last known address was on Pleasant Street in Weymouth, according to police.
Cruz said he believes Keeley has “mental health issues” and a “prior involvement with the court system.”