Wilbraham Native Found Dead in Boston Park
BOSTON (WGGB) — The investigation continues into the death of a Wilbraham native, whose body was found in a Boston park Tuesday afternoon.
At an afternoon press conference, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley says that victim, of what police are calling a “violent attack,” is 24-year-old Amy Lord.
Around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, Lord’s car was found burned out in her South Boston neighborhood.
When Lord didn’t show up for an appointment at 11:00 a.m., Conley says police were contacted and a missing persons investigation began.
Over five hours later, Lord’s body was found just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday by someone walking in the Stony Brook Reservation, a state park, in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood.
Conley notes that it’s believed that Lord was abducted in the early morning hours of Tuesday, then driven to five nearby banks with a suspect.
Ssurveillance pictures from those banks, according to Conley, apparently show Lord and her car.
Lord, who was from Wilbraham, was living in South Boston. The school’s superintendent, Martin O’Shea, says that she was an honors student while attending Minnechaug Regional High School.
After graduating from Minnechaug in 2007, Lord attended Bentley University where, according to school officials, she earned her Bachelors in Marketing, Quantitative Perspectives.
University spokesperson Michele Walsh says that during her time on-campus, Lord was involved in several campus groups, as well as studied abroad.
“Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences go out to Amy’s family, friends, classmates and professors. We can only imagine their grief during this tragic time…The Bentley community grieves along with so many who knew and loved this ambitious, energetic and talented young woman,” Walsh adds in a statement.
Following her graduation in 2011 from Bentley, Lord went on to work at Genuine Interactive, a digital marketing agency based in Boston. The company confirms for ABC40 that Lord was from Wilbraham.
In a statement released Wednesday afternoon to ABC40, the company says, in part: “The passing of Amy Lord is both tragic and shocking. Amy was a true family member to all of us at Genuine Interactive. We are taking time to focus on the well-being of Amy’s family and friends while trying to come to grips with the loss of such a vibrant, caring and special young person.”
At this point, no arrests have been made.
Conley adds that they are not connecting Lord’s death to other violent incidents in South Boston over the past few days.
On July 21, a woman was punched in the face by a man. Then, just after midnight Wednesday morning – after Lord’s body was found – another woman was stabbed, but was able to fight off her attacker.
28-year-old Edwin Alemany of Boston was arrested for those incidents, but again, investigators are not saying if he is a subject or person of interest in Lord’s death.
Police are urging people in South Boston to remain vigilant and use caution, and not walk alone.
If anyone has any information, they are urged call the Boston Police CrimeStoppers Tipline at (800) 494-TIPS.