UPDATE: Police say Amy Lord was murdered in the forest.
UPDATE: Victim identified; murder might be related to another South Boston stabbing.
Boston Police are investigating the murder of a woman whose body was found around 4 p.m. in Stony Brook Reservation off Enneking Parkway in Hyde Park.
The female appeared to be the victim of an assault.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:
The deceased, an adult female whose remains were spotted by a passerby, has been tentatively identified but her name is not being released at this time. The circumstances of her death remain the subject of a very active investigation, which is expected to continue through the night.
That Boston Police detectives are leading the investigation indicates they indicate they believe the murder occurred elsewhere and that the body was dumped in the reservation. Normally, State Police investigate murders and other suspicious deaths that take place on state land, such as the reservation, which is owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
The reservation, a 475-acre forest where Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park meet, is a normally quiet area where not much happens. It did once form the setting for a Rizzoli and Isles murder mystery.