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Two found dead, 4-year-old boy unhurt in Hyde Park home

Two found dead, 4-year-old boy unhurt in Hyde Park home

By Marie Szaniszlo  |   Tuesday, July 26, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com |  Local Coverage
Hyde Park shooting

Photo by Mark Garfinkel

The daughter of a Boston detective and her boyfriend were found murdered inside a Hyde Park home early today, but a toddler escaped the carnage unscathed in a double-homicide the police are now asking the public to help solve.

Police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll tells the Herald “the facts and circumstances of this incident remain unclear at this time and if anyone knows anything about this we would strongly urge them to come forward.”

She confirmed the slain woman is believed to be the daughter of a retired Boston police detective. She also said there was no sign of forced entry.

That retired detective, William Kee, told reporters at the scene that his 24-year-old daughter, Billie Marie Kee, was one of the victims. The toddler who survived is his grandson. He said his girl “never did anything wrong to anybody.”

“Why?” he asked, according to a NECN clip. He added he didn’t know his daughter’s boyfriend that well, but he was ” a gentleman.” Police said the murdered man, yet to be identified, is in his 30s.

The bodies of the man and woman shot were removed from the home by the medical examiner’s office this morning. Police first responded to the scene at 1 a.m.

Neighbors, who did not want to be identified, said they knew the couple. “Please tell me it’s not him,” said a woman whose nephew was friends with the man who was killed. “He moved up here from Boston. Oh my God, somebody must have told where he was at.”

The bodies were discovered early today in the home on Hyde Park Avenue. A boy, said to be about 4 years old, was also found in the home but was physically unharmed.

Police said they do not believe the killings were random, nor do they consider it a case of domestic violence.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino asked today how did the killers get the guns?

“It’s just unfortunate. We are all outraged at any shooting in our city and I have to ask the question where did the perpetrator get the guns? What was the issue? Was it drugs? Some people seem to say it’s drugs,” Menino told the Herald. “Why do some of these folks who get arrested on Tuesday are able to be out on the streets on Thursday? It’s a revolving door, we’ve got to stop the revolving door.”

A law enforcement source tells the Herald drugs are being considered as a motive.

Police did not comment on reports handguns were recovered outside the house.

For tips, the homicide unit can be reached at 617-343-4470 or call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1354182


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