South Boston woman dies after stabbed in neck
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A woman died after she was stabbed inside her South Boston home on Monday.
A man allegedly broke into the woman’s home at 737 East 7th Street and stabbed her in the neck.
Sources say the victim’s son found the 67-year-old on the first floor and called 911. He was told how to stop the bleeding until help arrived. The victim was then transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries but later died.
Police are still searching for the attacker.
Sources say the victim's son told 911 operators a white middle-aged man had broken in and stabbed his mother.
“They’re canvassing the neighborhood, and have been since 10 o’clock this morning looking for the perpetrator and…I think they’re close to apprehending somebody,” said State Senator Jack Hart.
Police combed the triple-decker for evidence and took photographs of the first floor where the victim was found. Crime scene tape and police cars blocked the street.
Neighbors and friends were stunned by the news.
“The only one that would do it would be someone on drugs. Who else would be doing something like that, because she has no enemies that I know of,” said Pearl Baika, friend of the victim.
“I had no idea. I don’t know what to say. This is just terrible. It’s awful,” said Mike Montanino, a neighbor. “The neighborhood’s great. Nothing happens like this in this neighborhood. Very little crime. Very safe, very cool place.”
The victim was a mother, a grandmother, and well-known in the community. Friends say the woman was a life-long resident of South Boston.
“She was just a wonderful person and she doesn’t have an enemy at all. I just don’t know why anyone would go and hurt her,” said Baika.
“People are outraged and they’re alarmed about what happened here. I haven’t seen this in my lifetime in South Boston,” said State Representative Nick Collins.
The victim’s son-in-law is the brother of a Boston Police superintendent.
A South Boston resident told 7News, “this one we’ll take care of on our own.”
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