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2012 case linked to ‘person of interest’ in woman’s death

Edwin Alemany’s ID found with attack victim, but police didn’t follow up; ‘I’m very disappointed in what the detective did,’ Davis says

Boston police disclosed Friday that one of their detectives failed to follow up on the 2012 assault of a woman who was choked into unconsciousness and then awakened to find she was holding the wallet of her suspected assailant — the man now under scrutiny in this week’s fatal stabbing of a young South Boston woman.

The suspected assailant in the 2012 choking, Edwin Alemany, is charged with attacking two women in the past week, and is considered a “person of interest’’ in the killing of Amy Lord, the 24-year-old who was abducted as she left her Dorchester Street apartment, forced to withdraw money from five ATMs, then stabbed to death at Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park.

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