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Investigation Continues into Death of Amy Lord

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BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) – A man that may be connected to the death of Wilbraham native Amy Lord remains in custody after his arraignment was delayed Thursday.

28-year-old Edwin Alemany was taken into custody Wednesday for his alleged involvement in two attacks in South Boston this week.

Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office allege that Alemany approached, threatened, and assaulted a woman on Tuesday on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston.

Then on Wednesday, investigators say that Alemany allegedly stabbed a different woman just after midnight on Gates Street, also in South Boston. That victim was able escape and is expected to be okay.

Officers arrested Alemany Wednesday after that second woman was able to provide a description of her attacker, and he went to a Boston hospital seeking treatment for a cut to his hand.

WCVB-TV and The Boston Globe are reporting that investigators are looking at Alemany for his possible involvement in Lord’s death.

Lord, who grew up in Wilbraham and graduated from Minnechaug in 2007, was found stabbed to death Tuesday afternoon at Stony Brook Reservation, a state park, in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

Police say that during the morning hours of Tuesday, Lord was abducted from her South Boston apartment and forced to drive to five separate banks in Boston to withdraw money.

Both the Globe and WCVB-TV add, citing sources, that Lord was assaulted in her apartment before forced down into the car and begin that drive.

Around 8:30 a.m Tuesday, police found Lord’s car burned out in South Boston. Around 11:30 that morning, someone contacted Boston Police after Lord didn’t arrive for an appointment.

Lord’s body was discovered around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Again, no arrests have been made in Lord’s death, nor have police officially linked Alemany in relation to the case.

Alemany’s attorney, James Greenberg, told reporters after court Thursday, “I have no idea about these crimes. I’ve communicated with his family, nice people, but again at this time I have no comment. He was despondent from the moment I met him.”

Alemany, who is facing several charges including assault and battery and assault with intent to murder, remains held without bail and has been sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for a 20-day competency evaluation. He is due to return to return to court on August 14.

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