FULL TEXT: At about 2:15 pm on Thursday, November 17, 2022 officers assigned to District 6 responded to a radio call to investigate a premise at 838 East Broadway in South Boston.
On Thursday, November 17, 2022 officers located what appeared to be a human fetus or infant. On Friday, November 18, 2022, homicide detectives located what appears to be additional human remains, which were removed by personnel from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for further investigation. A post-mortem examination was performed on two infant males and two infant females, and the results of the autopsies remain pending. The Boston Police Homicide Detectives along with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office continue to investigate this incident.
We don’t anticipate any additional information at this time. Please monitor BPDnews.com for updates on this incident. The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.
[“Investigation Update: Autopsies Performed on Remains Discovered in Apartment on East Broadway in South Boston,” The Boston Police Department, Nov. 28, 2022]
EXCERPT: Sources tell NBC10 Boston a family member was cleaning out the apartment when they discovered the remains — some of them were found in show boxes in the freezer. Property records indicate the apartment belonged to a woman in her 60s who lived in the building for many years. Court records state, "Police were called to her home due to the smell of gas. [The resident] was found at home with the gas stove left on and with confusion." An evaluation found she is likely suffering from dementia. Court records also detail, "She is unable to care for herself and she cannot return to her prior living situation where she was residing alone in the community." [“Autopsy Results Pending for 4 Infants Found in South Boston Apartment; Boston police announced Monday that post-mortem exams on two infant males and two infant females have been performed in this investigation, with autopsy results pending,” NBC Boston, Nov. 29, 2022]