Marshfield, Mass. — Police are turning to the public for help tracking down an “armed and dangerous” man who is wanted in connection with the grisly murder of a couple in Marshfield on Tuesday night, authorities said.
Officers conducting a well-being check at a home at 75 Gotham Hill Drive shortly before 9:30 p.m. found the homeowners, Carl and Vicki Matson, dead inside, according to Plymouth District Attorney Tim Cruz.
The married couple was “stabbed and bludgeoned” to death, Cruz said. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Carl was 70 years of age, while Vicki was set to turn 71 on Wednesday.
Investigators have issued an arrest warrant out of Plymouth District Court for 27-year-old Christopher Keeley, of Weymouth.
Keeley is said to be about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, 140 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was spotted driving a 2019 black Jeep Wrangler, which may have been taken from the couple’s home. That vehicle was later found unoccupied in a parking lot in Avon.
Cruz noted that Keeley, who also goes by the nickname “Crispy,” may have changed his appearance. He is also believed to have left the area.
The Keeley family was notified Wednesday morning that State Police “were looking to question Christopher in relation to a situation in Marshfield,” and have since given their full cooperation in the search for Christopher.
“The events that are alleged to have occurred are shocking and truly devastating to all involved,” Kathleen R. Fay said on behalf of the Keeley family. “Our hearts go out to the entire Mattson family for their loss.”
Anyone who spots Keeley is urged to contact 911 immediately. Cruz called the incident a targeted attack, adding that the suspect and victims were “acquaintances.”
A homicide investigation remains ongoing.
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