Brookline Police report a woman getting into her car on Brookline Avenue near Parkway Road after work Monday night was set upon by a highwayman, who grabbed her from behind and tried to pull her in the direction of the nearby Muddy River:
At this point, a passing motorist stopped his vehicle and attempted to assist the victim. The suspect fled towards the river and dove in and was carried downstream according to the witness.
A search by Brookline and Boston Police found no body in the
raging roiling swift placid river.