Laura Stone-Mortimer, Thomas Mortimer IV, and their two young children lived with Laura's mother, Ellen Stone, in Winchester, MA, a suburb of Boston. The Stone women were very close. Laura's sister, Debra Stone, spoke by phone with Laura and her mother often, sometimes daily.
On Monday evening, June 14, 2010, Debra spoke with her sister and mother. But when she called Laura's cell phone the next day, to her surprise Thomas answered. "It's going to be a while before she can get back to you," he said.
Unable to reach Laura or her mother, on Wednesday, June 16, Debra went to their home and found the door locked. She looked through a window and saw blood. Read more at