Stolen car connected to Peabody double-murder located, sources say

PEABODY, Mass. — A stolen car connected to a grisly double-murder in Peabody has been located, sources told FOX25.

Few details have been released, but sources said the Acura was located in Salem on Tuesday morning and police are continuing to search for a second suspect.

The first suspect, Michael Hebb, 45, of Peabody, was taken into custody in connection to the killings shortly after noon Monday, the Essex County District Attorney’s Office said.

He has been charged with two counts of first degree murder and is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.

The bodies of Mark Greenlaw, 37 and Jennifer O’Connor, 39, were found in the basement of a Farm Avenue home late Saturday night after a woman ran from the home screaming and flagged down a passing motorist for help.

The victims were involved in a relationship, official said.

Jennifer’s father, Ed O’Connor, spoke to FOX25 from his home on Monday, not long after learning his daughter was one of the victims.

“This was a good person,” O'Connor said. "She wasn’t a mean person. This was a good person that just got involved with people she shouldn't have been involved with.”

O'Connor said his daughter suffered a lifetime of medical issues, including childhood leukemia and a flesh-eating virus, which led to a 20-year-long battle with alcoholism and addiction.

He said he has no idea what happened to his daughter at this house over the weekend, but he said she certainly didn't deserve that fate.

“Society has to understand,” he said. “We have to get this under control more than we do now.”

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