Man wanted in connection with Marshfield murders arrested in Miami Beach

Christopher Keeley (Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation)

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The nationwide manhunt for 27-year-old Christopher Keeley is officially over.

The man wanted in connection with the brutal murders of a married couple found stabbed and beaten to death in their Marshfield, Massachusetts home has been arrested, according to authorities.

According to Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz, police located and arrested Keeley on Friday around 8:20 p.m. near the 900 block of West 41st Street in Miami Beach.

An investigation began Tuesday evening when police responded to a well-being check at a home in Marshfield.

According to authorities, officers discovered the bodies of a male and female victim with obvious signs of trauma. The victims were determined to be dead on scene.

Police said the victims were identified by police as a married couple, Carl Mattson, 70, and Vicki Mattson, 70.

According to Cruz, “both of the victims were stabbed and bludgeoned to death.”

Detectives identified Keeley as a person of interest in the double homicide.

Police confirmed Keeley knew the victims.

Police believe that the killings were not a random act of violence but have not disclosed a motive.

“This does not appear to be a random act of violence,” Cruz said. “This appears to be a targeted attack.”

According to Cruz, Keeley will face a hearing in Florida before his return to Massachusetts to face charges.

According to NBC Boston, a lawyer for Keeley’s family has said they were cooperating with the investigation.

“The Mass State Police have been given the full cooperation of Mr. Keeley’s family. The events that are alleged to have occurred are shocking and truly devastating to all involved. Our hearts go out to the entire Mattson family for their loss,” the statement said.

Massachusetts State Police and Marshfield Police continue to investigate.

This is a developing story.

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