An elderly couple who had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and the woman’s mother were brutally murdered in their home Massachusetts on Sunday.
The unidentified Italian couple and the woman’s mother, who was in her late 90s, were found by a neighbor at their home in the Nonantum neighborhood west of Boston, an area with a predominantly Italian American population.
At a news conference Sunday night, it was said that the three of them died from stab wounds and blunt force injuries. There were also signs that the house had been broken into.
Police advised residents to keep their doors closed and to check surveillance cameras if anything was caught on video.
Another incident of an attempted burglary occurred in the nearby town of Newtonville on Sunday morning. However, police said they are still working to determine if the two events are linked.
The unidentified Italian couple and the woman’s mother, who was in her late 90s, were found by a neighbor at their home outside of Boston
Their three bodies were reported to police just after 10 a.m. Sunday morning
The neighbor called 911 and reported the bodies around 10:14 a.m. Sunday after going to their Broadway Street home to inquire about the family’s well-being.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said the investigation was ongoing but urged residents to remain vigilant.
Jim Sbordone, a retired lieutenant in the Newton Fire Department who was also close friends with the victims, said The Boston Globe that the family had long been supporters of the nearby Church of Our Lady and Help of Christians.
“They were fantastic Italians who wouldn’t hurt a soul and would do anything for anyone,” Sbordone told the newspaper. “They were great people.”
He said the couple just celebrated their wedding anniversary on Saturday night and plan to renew their vows at church on Sunday.
“That doesn’t happen in the neighborhood,” he said. “I hope it doesn’t happen to anyone again.”
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