DEDHAM — An alleged Dedham drug dealer accused of orchestrating the kidnapping of an Avon man who has not been seen since New Year’s Day claimed that the victim is dead and that his body will not be found, a Norfolk County prosecutor said Wednesday.
The allegations against James M. Feeney, 44, were disclosed during an arraignment in Norfolk Superior Court attended by the family of the man presumed dead. James J. Robertson, 37, has not been seen since two men dressed as constables picked him up, saying he was needed in Dedham for drug testing for his probation, prosecutors said.
“This kidnapping probably led to a possible homicide,” Assistant District Attorney Lynn Beland said in court. “Feeney made some statements to the effect that he is dead, and he is deceased, and his body would not be recovered.”
No one has been charged with Robertson’s death.
Feeney targeted Robertson because he was dating Feeney's former girlfriend, Beland said. The woman was not identified.
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