Michael Fischella and Tanaia Wilkinson : “Man and Woman Found Dead in Millis, No Ongoing Threat to Public, Authorities Say”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Millis Authorities Investigate Apparent Double Homicide

MILLIS — Law enforcement officials have assured the public that there is no immediate danger following the discovery of two deceased individuals on Sunday morning. The victims, a man and a woman, were found on a dirt road off Route 115 at approximately 9 a.m. The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office identified the deceased as Michael Fischella, 32, and Tanaia Wilkinson, 25, both residents of 67 Curve St. in Millis.

According to a press release issued by the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office, the bodies were located near a vehicle, with a firearm discovered beneath the man’s body. Millis Police Chief Christopher Soffayer stated, “An incident like this will obviously be upsetting to residents, but the information available at this time does not suggest any ongoing threat or danger to Millis residents associated with this incident.” He added that a significant police presence would remain in the area for several hours.

The grim discovery was made by a town worker who happened to be driving along the dirt road. Shortly after, Millis police and the Massachusetts State Police, assigned to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office, along with crime scene services, ballistics personnel, and chemists, responded to the scene.

District Attorney Michael Morrissey emphasized that the investigation was still in its early stages, but there is currently no evidence of third-party involvement. He stated, “The medical examiner may provide information on the cause and manner of death within the next 24 to 48 hours.” Authorities are also working to contact the victims’ next of kin, who reside outside of Massachusetts.

Fischella and Wilkinson had recently relocated to Millis from out of state. As authorities continue to gather information, the scene remains active. District Attorney Morrissey expressed his collaboration with Millis detectives and Chief Soffayer throughout the investigation.

Anyone with information related to the incident is urged to contact the Millis Police Department at 508-376-5112. Further updates on this case will be provided as the investigation progresses.

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