Boston Police Investigate Death Of Female Victim Found In Franklin Park

Boston police detectives are investigating the death of a female victim whose body was found by officers in Franklin Park in Dorchester more than a week ago, the department announced Monday.

At 2:47 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, Boston police officers discovered the victim's body in a wooded area near 17 Jewish War Veterans Drive. She was declared "nonviable at the scene," police said in a release Monday.

The victim's name, age or place of residency have not yet been released. Her exact cause of death is also still unknown, pending a review by the state medical examiner's office.

In its statement, the department urged members of the public who might have information to reach out to its homicide detectives at 617-343-4470, or to file tips anonymously at its tip line either by calling 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting "TIP" to CRIME (27463).

Boston police added that residents in need of emotional support can contact the city's Neighborhood Trauma Team for support at 617-431-0125 or at

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