Essex County District Attorney

Plum Island, where a body was found Sunday morning. (Photo credit David from Plum Island)

No Foul Play Suspected After Woman Found Dead On Plum Island

People walking the beach discovered the body Sunday morning and notified Newbury police.

08/24/2015

Plum Island, where a body was found Sunday morning. (Photo credit David from Plum Island)

Woman Found Dead On Plum Island

The discovery was made Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the Essex County District Attorney said.

08/23/2015

Brandon Hoar, 59, of Peabody, appeared in court Tuesday to face first-degree murder charge in stabbing death of his longtime girlfriend. (WBZ-TV)

Man Charged With Peabody Murder Claims He Was Protecting Granddaughter

A Peabody man appeared in court Tuesday to face a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of his longtime girlfriend.

06/16/2015

Jose Martinez appeared in court on March 4. (WBZ-TV)

DA: Court Officer Accused Of Rape Ordered Coworker To Destroy Phone

Jose Martinez was arrested last week for allegedly raping a shackled inmate, and on Wednesday he was in court again accused of witness intimidation.

03/11/2015

Ipswich police (Photo credit Facebook)

Student-On-Student Sex Assault Alleged At Ipswich Elementary School

The superintendent of Winthrop Elementary School said that one student allegedly assaulted another student.

01/13/2015

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DA Reviewing Officer-Involved Shooting In Lawrence

The Essex County District Attorney’s office is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Lawrence early Saturday morning.

06/15/2013

Kenneth Howe

Family Disputes Findings In N. Andover Traffic Stop Death

The family of a Massachusetts man who died in police custody after he was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint a year ago has rejected official findings that officers did not use excessive force.

11/24/2010