Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Brown arrested at his home Sunday night.
Edward Alan Brown, already facing a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of Johhny McCabe of Tewksbury back in 1969, has been arrested again, this time at his home in Londonderry, NH. According to the web site www.londonderrynh.net, Brown allegedly threatened to kill his wife and then himself with a .38 caliber handgun. He allegedly made the threat while at work in Salem, Sunday evening. Londonderry Police learned about the threat and that night, according to the web site, they attempted to call the Brown home. The first call was answered and then quickly disconnected. Several other attempts went directly to voice mail. At 10:12 p.m. Dispatch successfully reached Brown at his home and convinced him to step outside the home to …
Friday, April 29, 2011
McCabe family and friends pushed for police to solve murder for 41 years.
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Friday, April 29, 2011
Who killed Johnny McCabe? That was what Carol “Maggie” Coffey wanted to know. She posted that very question on Topix, an online forum, on July 28, 2010. “Does anyone remember Johnny McCabe, murdered after leaving the Knights of Columbus dance?” she wrote in her first post. The body of John McCabe, a 15-year-old Tewksbury resident had been found on September 27, 1969, bound and gagged, and left to asphyxiate in a vacant lot in Lowell. These posts came more than eight months before three men, Edward Brown, Walter Shelley, and Mike Ferreira were charged with counts ranging from perjury to manslaughter and murder stemming from the 1969 case. Coffey’s Topix forum picked up some replies. Anonymous posters mentioned remembering the case and …
Monday, April 25, 2011
Michael Ferreira faces charges related to the 1969 murder of Johnny McCabe. Reactions of Salem residents ranged from fear to indifference.
In 1999, Michael Ferreira moved to Salem, NH. Last week he returned to Massachusetts to defend himself against the charge of murdering a Tewksbury boy over 40 years ago, and reactions to the news in his adopted hometown have been varied. For many people living and working in Salem, a town of approximately 30,000 people just over the Massachusetts border on I-93, have largely either been too busy with their daily lives to have heard the news that an alleged murderer was living in their midst or were too busy to think much about it. “It’s just kind of a pointless question to ask because nobody obviously knew that he had committed a murder,” said Kim LaFrance, who works at Barnes and Noble on Route 28. “Murder is obviously a big deal, and it’…