Suspect in Saugus double homicide to be arraigned Thurs.
SAUGUS, Mass. (WHDH) -- A suspect was arrested early Wednesday morning in connection with the discovery of two bodies in Saugus on Tuesday.
Joseph Wright, 24, was taken into custody as he attempted to cross the United States-Canadian border.
Wright is accused of killing his mother, 54-year-old Donna Breau, and his grandmother, then leaving their bodies outside of the Lynnhurst Elementary School in Saugus. A school custodian found the bodies just before 7 a.m. in between two modular buildings.
Authorities said Wright arrived at the Canadian border around 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, where he fled from officials and then was arrested.
Wright was brought back to the United States and arraigned Wednesday in Houlton, Maine, where he waived extradition on fugitive from justice charges.
The suspect will be arraigned on two first-degree murder charges in Lynn District Court on Thursday.
Wright allegedly admitted that he slit his mother’s and grandmother’s throats, according to the arrest warrant. The warrant states blood was found in the first and second floor apartments of 94 Sheridan Street in Lynn, where they all lived. Investigators said the getaway car Wright was driving, which was owned by his grandmother, had blood in it, as did his clothes.
“That’s disgusting. I have chills going up my spine right now. That’s disgusting I think it’s…it’s horrible,” said Jacie Carpenter, a neighbor.
Police say Wright told them he left the knife at his grandmother’s house and that he dumped both bodies by an elementary school.
In Lynn, where the women lived and apparently died, neighbors said Wright wasn’t around very often and wondered how he could have done this.
“He must have had help because he couldn’t have just carried them by himself, I don’t think,” said Geraldine Parsons, a neighbor.
Neighbors continue to wonder the motive and when it might have happened.
“It must have been in the middle of the night or something like that and for whatever reason, I don’t know, I don’t know. It’s crazy,” said Gary Churchill, a neighbor.
A restraining order was taken out several years ago by Wright’s ex-girlfriend says he stalked her and she says he threatened to go crazy and he was going to start blowing up people and places.