BOSTON (AP/WWLP) - A 24-year-old woman found stabbed to death in a Boston park was abducted and taken to several banks to withdraw money before she was killed, Boston police said Wednesday.
The body of Amy Lord, who lived in the city's South Boston neighborhood, was found Tuesday afternoon by a bicyclist at the Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park, police said.
No arrests had been made in the killing, but police arrested a 28-year-old Boston man for allegedly stabbing a woman multiple times in the same neighborhood early Wednesday. The woman fought off the attack and gave a description to police, who arrested the suspect, identified as Edwin Alemany. He was charged with assault with intent to murder in that case.
They also said a man matching Alemany's description punched a woman in the face in South Boston early Tuesday, but Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief Daniel Linskey said Alemany had not been charged in connection with Lord's death.
Lord was from Wilbraham and 2011 graduate of Bentley University.
The Boston Police Department has released several images of Amy Lord and her vehicle captured on surveillance video during that time period, as you can see above.
According to The Boston Police Department Virtual Community website, between the hours of 6:00AM and 6:47AM, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Amy Lord's bank account was accessed several times. During that time period, five ATM's were accessed.
The locations are as follows:
- East Boston Savings Bank at 501 Southampton Street
- Metro Credit Union at 1071 Massachusetts Ave
- Bank of America at 555 Columbia Road
- Sovereign Bank at 585 Columbia Road
- Citizen's Bank at 217 Adams Street
Investigators are asking community members to pay special attention to Amy Lord's wardrobe in particular her shoes which appear to be bright red or orange in color.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide detectives at 617-343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP' to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.
Lord's car was found at about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday in South Boston after it had been set on fire, said Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley. Her body was discovered about eight hours later.
"We need to find justice for Amy Lord, for her family and her friends," Conley said.
Police were seeking help from any witnesses and cautioned women in the South Boston neighborhood to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times.
Lord was working for Genuine Interactive, a digital media company in Boston. In a statement, the company called her death "tragic and shocking."
"We met Amy three years ago while she was still an undergrad at Bentley and were impressed by both her smarts and infectious, positive personality," the company said in a statement. "Her ever-present smile and caring nature made her a favorite friend of everyone here."
Lord graduated in 2007 from Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, where she was an honors student and a varsity cheerleader, according to school superintendent, Martin O'Shea.
At Bentley, Lord was a peer adviser for the study abroad program. She studied business and economics at the Universidad de Navarra in Spain in 2009 and played intramural soccer, Bentley president Gloria Larson said in a statement.
Associated Press writer Bob Salsberg contributed to this report.
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