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70-Year-Old Vietnam Vet Is Fatally Stabbed In Roxbury

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A 70-year-old Roxbury man was fatally stabbed Saturday night in the Boston neighborhood, Boston police said.

A photo of Edward Mowring from 15 years ago (Courtesy)
A photo of Edward Mowring from 15 years ago (Courtesy)

Known by friends and family as "Lorenza," Edward Mowring was pronounced dead at around 10 p.m. Saturday by police near 49 Blue Hill Ave., just steps from his house. He had been stabbed multiple times, Boston police said.

Mowring's daugther, 47-year-old Natrina Johnson of Lynn, said her dad was a Marine veteran who served in the Vietnam War.

Johnson said she can't understand why anybody would harm her father, who had bad legs and walked with a limp.

“He shouldn’t have had to die like this,” Johnson said. "I would probably accept [his death] more if it was just natural. This wasn't natural — somebody killed him… I’m worried that this person’s out there running around [and] could do it to another person.”

Mowring's death is Boston's third homicide this year.

No arrests have been made, and anyone with information related to the case is asked to contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470.

This article was originally published on January 16, 2019.

Simón Rios Reporter
Simón Ríos is an award-winning bilingual reporter in WBUR's newsroom.



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