Homeless man dies after what may have been an attack on a Charlestown pier
Authorities are looking for any joggers or dog walkers who may have seen discussions or arguments on the fishing pier by the Charles River dam the afternoon or evening of Sunday, May 20.
Somebody, Suffolk County DA Dan Conley said at the pier today, might have a clue that would lead State Police to the killer or killers of Normand Varieur, a 45-year-old homeless man from Maine who was found unconscious on the pier the next day. Transported to Mass. General, Varieur never regained consciousness before dying a few days later.
Although autopsy results are not in, Conley said State Police are treating the Varieur's death as suspicious both because of his head injury and the nature of other injuries which he declined to specify.
Varieur was white, about 5'7" with gray hair and a gray beard and was wearing jeans and a blue hoodie. "Anyone who saw him, or even more helpful, saw him talking to or interacting with someone [on Sunday] isu urged to let us know," Conley said. People can call 911 on a cell phone or 617-727-8817.
Varieur was discovered around 2:20 p.m. on Monday by a worker at the dam, Conley said.