Journalism: Murder - Lowell, MA
Murder - Lowell, MA
In September of 1969, the body of John Joseph McCabe, 15, was found in a vacant field off of Maple Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. His hands and feet were bound with rope and his mouth and eyes were taped shut.
For more than 41 years the crime remained unsolved until April of 2011, when three men were charged with his murder. Edward Alan Brown, 59, of Londonderry, N.H., confessed to the crime after repeated pressure from the Lowell Police Department and the hard work of detective Linda Coughlin. Michael Ferreira, 57, of Salem, N.H., and Walter Shelley, 60, of Tewksbury are also charged.
The three men beat and killed McCabe because he had flirted with a girl at a dance at The Knights of Columbus hall in nearby Tewksbury, MA.
These photos were shot for The New York Times. The original story can be found here.