UPDATE: Arrest made for one attack.
Three days after an elderly man was found with what turned out to be fatal injuries in Belle Isle Marsh on the East Boston/Revere line, another man was attacked in the marshes, State Police report.
State Police, who emphasize they still do not know how the first man suffered his injuries, report they are looking to see if the two incidents are related and say they have stepped up patrols in the 251-acre reservation, which straddles the borders of East Boston, Revere and Winthrop.
On May 20, State Police say, Daniel Pepe, 83, of East Boston, was found with serious injuries in the marsh. He died June 1, of injuries so serious he was never able to tell doctors or police what happened to him, State Police say.
On June 1, a Lynn resident, 67, was walking through the reservation when he was attacked by a man described as white, in his late 20s or 30s, approximately 5’9” tall, and wearing a hat, t-shirt and shorts that were beige or brown. He was taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, State Police say.
Anybody with information can contact Trooper Joel Balducci at 617-727-8817, ext. 5670.