Laura Stone Mortimer, and the coupleâ€™s children, Charlotte, 2, and Thomas, 4, also known as Finn, were found brutally murdered Wednesday in what police describe in such a way as â€œ... horrific, disturbing, and unspeakable.The acts do not appear to be random.â€™â€™
On Wednesday, Leone did not describe any possible motive or how the victims were killed. He also did not say when Mortimer was last seen.
Laura Stone Mortimer was a managing economist at an independent research firm owned by CB Richard Ellis, a Boston commercial real estate services company. She was often quoted in business journals talking about commercial real estate.
â€œWe are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Laura Stone Mortimer and her family,'' the company said in a statement released today. "Laura was a valued and well respected colleague and, more important, a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lauraâ€™s family and loved ones at this terrible time.â€
A friend of the family said the bodies were found after Stoneâ€™s other daughter, Debra, went to the house yesterday morning. She had not been able to get in touch with her mother, who lived at the Winchester home on Windsong Lane, said Debra Stoneâ€™s neighbor, Allene Murphy.
Murphyâ€™s husband, Danny, went to the house with Debra Stone and found it locked, Murphy said.
Concerned they would set off the alarm system if they broke in, the pair called the Fire Department, Murphy said.
Once inside, Danny Murphy saw blood on a light switch and pooled on the floor, according to his wife. The firefighter looked through the rest of the house and then rushed Murphy out.
Mortimerâ€™s father, Thomas Mortimer III, 69, said he came to Winchester to baby-sit for his grandchildren on Sunday, and that was the last time he saw his son.
He recalled that Finn, a curious, smart boy interested in the environment, built a fort in the backyard while Charlotte searched for wood to help her brother.
â€œThings seemed to be pretty fine,â€™â€™ he said in a telephone interview from his Connecticut home. â€œItâ€™s just hard to understand what could have happened.â€™â€™
Police believe Mortimer is driving a gray Toyota Highlander, according to a law enforcement official who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the case.
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I just cannot imagine what would send someone into such a murderous rage. What a sad, sad story.