30 Years After A Couple Was Murdered In Vermont, Their Son-In-Law Is Accused Of Murder

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Oct. 15 2022, Published 11:03 a.m. ET

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More than 30 years after two people were killed in Vermont, police arrested their son-in-law as a suspect in the cold case, authorities announced.

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On Oct. 13, Vermont State police said they arrested Anthony Louise, 79, at his home in New York in connection to the 1989 killings. He was charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

George Peacock, 76, and Catherine Peacock, 73, were found dead on Sept. 17, 1989, by a neighbor inside their home in Danby, Vermont, according to State Police. The victims had been stabbed multiple times.

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There were no signs of forced entry of items removed from the home.

Louise was married to one of the Peacocks’ daughters was identified as a suspect weeks after the killings, State Police Noted. But investigators did not have enough evidence to charge him.

It wasn’t until 2020 that DNA matched him to the crime, authorities said. Police did not say why it took three years between the match and the arrest.


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