A Duxbury man has been arrested by Massachusetts State Police on a murder charge related to a fatal water incident in town, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz announced Monday.
That victim has been identified as Scott Callahan, 57. As a result of the investigation, Massachusetts State Police arrested Jack Callahan, 19, of Duxbury and charged him with one count of murder. Jack Callahan is the son of the victim, Scott, the DA confirmed to Boston 25 News.
Just before 2 a.m., Duxbury Police received a call reporting a man was missing in the area of Crocker Park and Island Creek Pond. Emergency crews responded to the area and found the unidentified man submerged in the pond. Crews began life-saving measures and the man was brought to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“I woke up about 2:30 a.m. and first responders were already here, maybe 25-30 fire engines, ambulance, police cars,” said Mark Winchester.
Winchester lives across the street from Island Creek Pond in Duxbury.
“It’s very sad. They did come and put a marker about 100 feet out last night, and then they took it in this morning where they found the body, I assume,” Winchester said.
Investigators gathered evidence from the Callahan family’s home on Sampson Street just a couple blocks away from the pond where they found the father dead in the water. Police also searched the pond for hours Monday afternoon following the arrest.
Neighbors said the family only just moved to that house in Duxbury last fall, so they weren’t well known to many nearby, but neighbors are now shocked to learn this possible drowning has now turned into a murder investigation.
Jack Callahan is expected to be arraigned in Plymouth District Court on Tuesday.
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