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Boston police seek mystery witness in beheading of Jesus statue at Dorchester church

Boston police are looking for a mystery witness who may have information related to the beheading of a statue of Jesus outside a Dorchester church last weekend.

Officers responding to the initial call spoke with a person who had witnessed the crime. Officers did not get contact information for the witness, but would like to re-connect with that person, police said today in a statement.

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Last weekend, the statue of Jesus outside Mother Teresa of Calcutta at St. Margaret’s church was found decapitated and tipped off its base.

The Reverend Jack Ahern said that when he arrived at the church early Sunday morning, he found the statue without its head and knocked partially off its stand.

“The head was to its side in multiple pieces. It’s almost like he whacked the head first, and then pushed it off its base,” Ahern said.

Police are asking the witness, or anyone with information related to this incident, to contact them at 617-343-4742.

Colin A. Young can be reached at
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