Boxes Full Of Infant Remains Found Inside Apartment Freezer

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On Thursday around 2:15 p.m., police made a disturbing discovery inside of a freezer at an apartment unit at the corner of East Broadway and N Street in Boston.

The nine-unit condominium building was quiet early Friday evening, except for two in an upper-floor unit where the curtains were tightly drawn. Residents were out walking dogs and city buses occasionally stopped, but the shock surrounding the discovery was obvious.

Police located an open box of human remains that appeared to belong to a fetus or an infant. The Boston Police Department discovered more human remains in two additional boxes, less than 24 hours after a fetus or infant was initially found in a freezer at the same address. Four boxes were found in total. 

After detectives obtained a search warrant, the Medical Examiner was seen returning to the property Friday. This helped to further the investigation on the bodies that were found.

The local residents say they never saw anything suspicious or scary that would give any indication to the source of the remains. They claimed to be baffled by the police’s findings. The cause of death for the deceased bodies that were found have not yet been determined.

Residents are eager for more information and answers from police, and are waiting for the facts to come out. Kevin Lally, president of the Gate of Heaven Neighborhood Association, said the discoveries are “something that we’re not used to having in our [part of town].”

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said the death investigation was in its early stages, and Boston police encouraged anyone with information to contact their homicide detectives.

Police said anyone with information about the case should call homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Anyone wishing to assist the investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1-800-494-TIPS.

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