Police: More human remains found in Boston apartment after ‘fetus or infant’ discovered in freezer

BOSTON — More human remains were discovered in an apartment in South Boston, less than 24 hours after a “fetus or infant” was found in a freezer located at the same address, according to law enforcement officials.

Homicide detectives returned to a building at 838 East Broadway on Friday and uncovered “what appeared to be additional human remains,” the Boston Police Department said.

The information is limited so South Boston residents coming and going did not know what to think. “It’s kind of surreal walking to get my morning coffee and there is all this police everywhere. So it is scary,” said one woman. “My heart and prayers go out to the family and hopefully they can come to a resolution,” a man said.

Detectives first responded to the apartment after 2 p.m. on Thursday after calls were made to investigate the premise, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Upon arrival, they located what appeared to be a human fetus or infant inside a freezer.

On Friday, the medical examiner returned to the scene and we watched as these two boxes were first brought into the building. Moments later one was brought out by one person and the second one with a blue blanket draped over it was brought out by two people. Boston police only told us that additional possible remains were found.

“Disgust. It’s horrible. I don’t understand how anyone could do that to any child or baby at any stage of life,” the man said.

25 Investigates has learned the freezer in the apartment contained what appeared to be the remains of an infant, along with several other boxes.  We have also learned at least one of those boxes contained the remains of a fetus.  Other boxes located at the scene are in the process of being examined. The local residents we talked to say they never saw anything that caught their attention.

“Just people coming and going. I think I’ve seen a handful of people come in and out of there but there is never anything suspicious or scary,” the woman said.

Boston police still have the building cordoned off. Residents who live in other parts of the building have been coming and going but they have not been willing to talk to us.

Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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