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District Attorney Says Murder of Massachusetts Insurance Agent "An Execution"

Police in Massachusetts are still searching for the person or persons who murdered an insurance agent in a Newton parking garage. Edward Schiller of Framingham...
January 24, 2006

Police in Massachusetts are still searching for the person or persons who murdered an insurance agent in a Newton parking garage. Edward Schiller of Framingham was shot once in the head at point-blank range just before he was to begin his workday on January 13, according to police and autopsy results. Police are seeking any information from motorists or others who may have been passing the area at that time and have put out this flyer

Schiller's father, Frederick, expressed outrage. "'The message I have to the person who did this to my son is that he should know that he's done a terrible amount of damage, not only to my son but to hundreds of friends and family who loved him. We hope the person who did this has this on his conscience for the rest of his life."

Authorities would not comment on whether there are any suspects in the case, other than to say no one has been ruled in and no one has been ruled out.

Middlesex District Attorney Martha Coakley said Schiller had been shot in the face at very close range. She would not comment if Schiller, an employee at Aronson Insurance in the Pearl Building, had any criminal history, but said the murder was "not random." "From the shooting in the head at close range ... you could label it as an execution," Coakley said. Coakley would not comment on any suspects or leads the police are pursuing. Schiller was buried last Thursday.

Police Seek Help in Solving Newton Shooting (Boston Globe 1/21/06)

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