BOSTON — Police in Peabody are investigating after a man and woman were found dead in a basement.
Police called the crime scene on Farm Avenue "messy and cluttered", making it difficult to process. Police had to use a special X-ray machine to figure out how many victims there were.
The two victims were identified Monday morning as 37-year-old Mark Greenlaw and 39-year-old Jennifer O'Connor. According to investigators, Greenlaw and O'Connor were in a dating relationship and living together at 19 Farm Avenue, where their bodies were found.
Police were first called to the scene late Saturday night, when a woman staying at the home ran out and flagged down a passing driver for help. The woman was taken to the State Police barracks in Danvers, where she told officers that there had been a crime in the home.
Peabody's police chief said his officers are familiar with the address.
"We have been here a number of different times for all kinds of incidents," said Chief Thomas Griffin.
According to neighbors and public records, the home is currently rented by a 67-year-old permanently disabled man named David Moise. FOX25 was on scene as detectives removed Moise's motorized wheelchair and helped him to a taxi waiting outside.
A neighbor, Rachel Hrubes, told FOX25 she's familiar with the home. She said, based on what she knows about it, she's not surprised about the gruesome discovery.
"I'm not in shock, definitely not," Hrubes said. "I'm very sad, but not in shock."
Crime scene investigators were on scene most of the day Sunday. Autopsies are expected to be performed on the two bodies, possibly as soon as Monday.
Police are searching for two suspects in connection with the murders.
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