Cause of death unknown in Jamaica Hills body case; may be natural

May 29, 2013
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The cause of death for the body found yesterday in Jamaica Hills is still under investigation and may be natural, according to Boston Police Department (BPD) spokesperson Cheryl Fiandaca. She said the dead person is female.

“It appears this may be a sudden death,” Fiandaca told the Gazette, adding, “We are awaiting the [medical examiner’s] report on the cause.”

The body was found yesterday outside near 7 Parkside Drive, according to BPD, which issued a press release asking for tips from the public about the death. BPD has not released any other information about the death.

The word among residents of that street is that the dead person was an elderly resident who died of natural causes, according to a former Parkside Drive resident who maintains contacts there. However, the former resident had not heard about the BPD report that the body was found outside.

The Gazette attempted to contact the owner of 7 Parkside Drive listed in City records, but no one answered and the voicemail was full and would not accept new messages.

The area where the body was found is near Armenian Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on Pond Street. All of the residents of that nursing home are safe and accounted for, said Executive Director Karla Fleming, who said she had not heard about the body being discovered.

Anyone with information about the death can contact detectives at JP’s District E-13 Police Station at 617-343-5628 or anonymously by calling 1-800-494-8477 or by texting the word “TIP” to 27463.