Donald Palma Jr., Chief of Police
99 Pleasant Street
Groton MA 01450
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Groton Police Department Investigating Death of Well-Known Musician and Town Resident J. Geils
GROTON — Chief Donald Palma reports that the Groton Police Department is investigating an unattended death that occurred today at a residence in town.
At approximately 4 p.m., Groton Police responded to a home on Graniteville Road for a well-being check.
Upon arrival to the house, police located a man who was unresponsive. He was declared dead at the scene.
The man is identified as John Warren Geils Jr., age 71, of Groton (better known as J. Geils), who was the homeowner.
The Groton Police Department is investigating the death, as is standard procedure in all unattended deaths, however foul play is not suspected at this time.
A preliminary investigation indicates that Geils died of natural causes.
No further information will be released at this time.