Police Briefs 9-11-2020

WOMAN FOUND IN FRANKLIN PARK CONSIDERED A HOMICIDE

Investigation Update: At about 2:47 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a found body in the area of 17 Jewish War Veterans Drive at Franklin Park. Upon arrival, officers were directed to a wooded area where they observed the body of a female victim who was declared nonviable at the scene. The victim’s death has since been ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The victim has been identified as Leslie Atkins, 52, of Springfield.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.   

FISHERMEN FIND GUN IN FRANKLIN PARK

At 7:42 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a found firearm at 102 Jewish War Veterans Drive, Jamaica Plain.

Upon arrival, an officer met with Park Rangers and two concerned parties on a bridge behind the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. The callers stated that they were magnet fishing off the bridge when their magnet made contact with something heavy. Upon removal, they discovered that they recovered a firearm. The firearm, a black snub nose revolver, was loaded and covered in muddy gunk. Due to the mud, the make and model were not immediately identified. Firearm turned over to the Ballistics Unit for further investigation.

SHOTS FIRED CALL IN JP NETS ILLEGAL GUN

At about 4:43 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 22, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) recovered a partially loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson after responding to a call for shots fired in the area of 11 Woodlawn St. in Jamaica Plain. The recovered firearm, which had previously been reported stolen out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has since been turned over to the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit for processing. District detectives are continuing their investigation into this incident.

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