2 bodies found at Saugus school, 1 identified
LYNN, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police surrounded a home in Lynn Tuesday after two women were found dead outside of the Lynnhurst Elementary School in Saugus.
A school custodian found the bodies just before 7 a.m. in between two modular buildings. Students were sent home from school and are all said to be okay.
Authorities identified one of the victims as Donna Breau, 54, of Lynn. She was identified by Massachusetts State Police and confirmed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Tuesday after verifying her fingerprints. The other woman, who is believed to be a close relative, has not been positively identified. The medical examiner will conduct autopsies Wednesday to determine cause of death and identification.
"This is a homicide scene, there are obvious signs of foul play," said Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.
Police sealed off the home at 94 Sheridan Street in Lynn Tuesday after authorities identified Breau. They searched most of the night Tuesday, but had not yet returned to the home as of 9 a.m. Wednesday. The district attorney confirmed that Breau lived at the address.
Neighbors said investigators showed up at the home not long after the bodies were discovered Tuesday morning. They said Breau lived in the home with her 21-year-old son and her elderly mother -- who neighbors describe as in her late 80s or early 90s. Neighbors told 7News that Breau’s daughter and her husband were also living in the home, but Breau had apparently asked them to leave her home a few weeks ago.
Police believe the victims were killed elsewhere before being dumped at the school.
"Disturbing. Very disturbing, because I knew both the ladies and I had no idea it was them. It's just horrifying," said Gary Churchill, a neighbor.
There is no word on the cause of death or if police have made any arrests. An autopsy will be conducted on Wednesday.