Police look for public's help in woman's death
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Police said a South Boston woman, whose body was found in the Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park Tuesday afternoon, was kidnapped and stabbed to death early Tuesday.
They said it appears Amy Lord, 24, was on her way to the gym when she ended up in her car with the suspect. The say she was driven to several banks in Boston. Surveillance photos snapped her getting out of her own car on the passenger side at one of the ATMs.
“Detectives are pouring over videos as we speak. We have photos of the victim and we are in the process of seeing exactly what we have for evidence,” said an officer.
Investigators said Lord was first taken to a bank in South Boston around 6 a.m. Tuesday. She was then taken to five others in South Boston and Dorchester. All along, she was driven further away from her South Boston apartment. Her SUV was found on fire a few hours later at 8:40 a.m.
“We believe that Miss Lord was abducted in South Boston and taken to Stony Brook where she was fatally stabbed,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley
Officials said they first learned she was missing when Lord’s boyfriend called police Tuesday morning. Her body was discovered hours later.
Police are not ruling out a connection to other stabbings in the area. Police arrested Edwin Alemany, 28, of Boston, in a stabbing that happened Tuesday morning on Gates Street, just around the corner from Lord’s apartment. There was another stabbing on Colony Avenue in South Boston also. The victims of these stabbings survived.
“We want implore the people of Boston, and especially South Boston, to keep their eyes open for strange and threatening behavior. I ask you to watch out for your friends and your neighbors and I especially want to urge people not to enter an automobile or blind area with any stranger,” said Conley.
Lord worked at Genuine Interactive, a small company in Boston. The company released a statement saying, “The passing of Amy Lord is both tragic and shocking. Amy was a true family member to all of us at Genuine Interactive. We are taking time to focus on the well-being of Amy’s family and friends while trying to come to grips with the loss of such a vibrant, caring and special young girl”.
Lord is described as a bubbly person who always had a smile on her face. She graduated from Bentley University in 2011 with a BA in Marketing, Quantitative Perspectives.
Police said they are looking for the public’s help. If you have any information on these stabbings contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.