The Massachusetts suspect wanted in the double homicide of an elderly couple who were found “stabbed and bludgeoned to death” inside their home, according to a prosecutor, has been apprehended in Florida.
Christopher Keeley, 27, of Weymouth, was taken into custody Friday night in Miami Beach, three days after investigators discovered the grisly scene at the Marshfield residence of Carl and Vicki Mattson, according to Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz.
The motive for the killings was unknown as of Monday. When police arrived at the Mattson’s home to conduct a well-being check, they discovered both of the victims, both of whom were 70 years old.
“This does not appear to be a random act of violence,” Cruz previously said, noting that Keeley was an acquaintance of the couple. “This appears to be a targeted attack against these two individuals.”
Cruz also told the media that Carl and Vicki Mattson appeared to have been “stabbed and bludgeoned to death.”
During the manhunt for Keeley, Massachusetts State Police tweeted last Wednesday that the vehicle he was last seen traveling in had been found abandoned, but they did not specify where.
“Additionally, a dog missing from the 75 Gotham Hill Drive home was located deceased inside the home,” Cruz said in a statement over the weekend. “Veterinary follow-up is being conducted.”