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Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010
Boston Police said today they are trying to determine how a body of a teenager
found by a neighbor Tuesday morning in a Mattapan driveway could have remained
undiscovered for two days, following their recovery early Sunday of another
shooting victim, also a teenager, just across the street. Related 2010 Homicide
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|Boston police investigating
a two-day delay in discovery of teen's body in
Jenna Russell and Maria Cramer,
The discovery of the body of Nervin Charlot, 19, of Boston, outside a house at
63 Mascot St. came at 11 a.m. Tuesday, almost 60 hours after police responded to
a call about another shooting victim found across the street.
Emmanuel Louissaint, 17, of Boston, died of a single gunshot wound to the chest
after police picked him up about 1 a.m. Sunday.
The story was reported yesterday in the Dorchester Reporter.
A police spokeswoman said today that officials believe the two shootings are
connected, because of the close proximity of the victims, but will continue to
investigate why the second body was not found sooner. According to a police
statement, the second body was found "in the rear" of the house and was
pronounced dead at the scene.
"It would be very odd that both the police and the community members did not see
the victim," said Elaine Driscoll. "I wish I had an answer on that right now,
but the truth is we don't know ... Obviously the commissioner is concerned about
it, because it's so unusual, and he feels at this time that they probably are
Police said earlier in the week that Charlot's cause of death was unknown,
pending autopsy results. According to a statement from police yesterday, a
preliminary autopsy report indicated that Charlot suffered a gunshot wound to
the torso, in an area that was not immediately visible.
Anyone with information is urged to call the homicide unit at 617-343-4470, or
the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)-494-TIPS, or text the word 'TIP' to CRIME.
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