Police Release ID of 2nd ‘Armed and Dangerous' Suspect Sought in Gruesome Double Homicide

Another man accused in the double homicide of a Peabody couple was denied bail earlier on Tuesday

Authorities have released the name of a second suspect wanted in connection with a brutal double homicide over the weekend in Peabody, Massachusetts.

Law enforcement officials are looking for 39-year-old Wes Doughty, who is considered armed and dangerous, according to the Essex County district attorney's office.

Investigators gathered at a boarded up property on Andover Street in Danvers early Tuesday evening.

After a search of the property, police confirmed the tip was unfounded.

The search took place across the street from a home where Doughty has lived with family friends, according to neighbors.

The owner of the home where the murders took place, who did not want to be identified, says she has rented that house on her property for 20 years.

"It's like a nightmare," she said. "You don't expect somebody to be killed within however many feet this is of your own house."

A neighbor who hired Doughty to do work on his property spoke positively of the suspect.

"He was fabulous," said Kent Taylor. "The kid was great ... he's actually a very hard worker."

Taylor says he's known Doughty for over 20 years.

"I've had no issues with him," Taylor said. "When someone said he might be involved, I said I just can’t see him going to that level."

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to immediately call 911.

The release of Doughty's name came hours after Peabody police recovered a black Acura that had been allegedly stolen from the scene of the murder. It's unclear where the car had exactly been found.

Meanwhile, bail was denied for another Massachusetts man who had been arrested in connection with the homicide.

Forty-five-year-old Michael Hebb, of Peabody, was arraigned on Tuesday after being taken into custody without incident the day before in the murders of 37-year-old Mark Greenlaw and 39-year-old Jennifer O'Connor.

The arraignment's judge also agreed to seal Hebb's arrest warrant after a motion was filed to impound details of the murder because "if made public, it would likely result in media coverage."

It was not immediately known if Hebb has an attorney.

Greenlaw and O'Connor were found dead after state police went to their Farm Avenue home early Sunday after a report and discovered the grisly scene. Investigators said they did not initially know how many bodies were inside and had to use X-ray equipment to determine the number of victims. 

Authorities also said they have been called to the home multiple times over the years, but would not specify as to why. Neighbors say the troubles at the home were well-known. 

The medical examiner is still performing autopsies. 

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