Police say the woman, black and about 40, "sustained head trauma." She was pronounced dead at the scene. Channel 4 reports that officers responding to calls from neighbors followed a trail of blood to apartment 2.
Anybody with information can contact the homicide unit at 617-343-4470 or the anonymous tip line at 800-494-TIPS (or text the word tip to CRIME).
Boston Police report a man was stabbed outside the Tedeschi at Brighton and Harvard avenues shortly after 2 a.m. The victim, described only as a black male, 24, was taken to Beth Israel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say a patrolling officer spotted a group of people and when he asked them what was up, they pointed him to the victim lying there on the ground. Police say he attempted CPR on the victim.
He is Boston's 43rd murder victim this year.
A 29-year-old man died this afternoon after being shot in the head in his apartment at 598 Harvard St. Police are looking for two suspects.
More to come.
Boston Police report four people were shot around 3:50 a.m. at 7 Edson St. Carl Hentz Belizaire, 21, of Mattapan, was pronounced dead at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The other three victims - a man, 26, a man, 40, and a woman, 19 - are all expected to survive.
Belizaire is Dorchester's 17th murder victim of 2009 and Boston's 40th. Police say he was the intended victim; the other three people were just in the way.
The Herald reports that around 5 a.m., a man involved in a large fight outside a party at 98 Intervale St. whipped out a machete and began slashing: Four people were injured, but are expected to survive.
UPDATE: Arrest made.
UPDATE: Boston Police identify her as Paola Castillo, 18, of Dorchester and say "this was not a random incident and the victim is believed to have been targeted."
Boston Police report finding a 19-year-old with a gunshot wound inside the Dorchester Y, 776 Washington St., around 11:40 p.m. Saturday.
He was taken to Boston Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. He is Dorchester's 16th murder victim this year (see map).
About two weeks ago, a Friday-night party at the Egleston Square Y's Youth Center turned into a near-riot, according to police.
One man, 47, was pronounced dead inside Ka-Carlos, which specializes in Cape Verdean food, police say. The Web site ForCV identifies him as Manny Monteiro, a chef who was working two jobs to put his daughters through college, and who formerly worked at Phillips Old Colony in Dorchester as a sous-chef.
A second man, 20, was found around the corner at 8 Bird St. with multiple gunshot wounds and was rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. A third victim, 23, got himself to Boston Medical Center, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.
According to witnesses, an altercation began inside the premise. Witnesses further stated that as the altercation moved its way outside, witnesses say they could hear shots being fired.
Anyone with information can contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470, or the anonymous tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS.
Upon entering the room, officers located and observed a male, suffering from what appeared to be some degree of trauma, lying motionless on his back.
Authorities today charged Fitzhugh Newton, 50, with twice raping a woman before killing her early on Feb. 26 on Columbia Road.
Newton, convicted of assault with intent to commit rape in 1979 and of open and gross lewdness in 2007, was already in the South Bay jail on unrelated charges, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police. DA Dan Conley said a DNA sample from the scene was linked to Newton via a DNA database:
We hope that the charges that were issued today - while only the beginning of a process to hold this alleged suspect accountable for these heinous crimes - will allow the victim's family and the public to breathe easier knowing that he is not on the street.
The body of the 48-year-old woman, not identified today by authorities pending notification of her family, was found in the back of a delivery truck in a parking lot at 390 Columbia Rd.
UPDATE: Arrests made.
The Globe reports the man was gunned down around 2:40 p.m. today at Centre Street Terrace, a complex on Centre Street in Fort Hill. Police thought they had a suspect cornered in one house and called in the SWAT unit, who sealed off the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.
Boston Police tweet somebody was shot tonight at Blue Hill Avenue and Arbutus Street - and that the homicide unit is on scene. Channel 5 reports the woman, 29, was sitting on her porch. Channel 7 reports she is now dead, and that police had to deal with a mob going after two men they thought were to blame