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Man murdered in Revere mobile home park

REVERE — State Police and Revere police are investigating the death of a man found Saturday evening at Lee’s Trailer Park on Revere Beach Parkway, according to the Suffolk County’s District Attorney’s office.

The death was reported in a 911 call at around 8:30 p.m. by a neighbor who said he had known the victim for about 30 years.

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At around 10 p.m., neighbors were gathered outside their homes to discuss the circumstances surrounding what they described as a grisly crime. Police cars were scattered through the dimly lit mobile home park, and crime scene tape surrounded a mint-green mobile home with a vending machine in front of it.

One man, who asked to remain anonymous, said he had gone to the area to pick up a washing machine in an adjacent mobile home and looked in the open backdoor of the victim’s unit.

The man said he was shocked at the gruesome scene he came across and described it as “helter skelter,” alluding to the multiple murders led by Charles Manson in 1969.

“There was blood everywhere — on the floor, on him, on the walls,” he said while rolling a cigerette at his kitchen table. “It was probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen,”

Televised reports showed a man being arrested last night at the Beachmont MBTA Station, which was roped off as a crime scene and is about a half-mile from the trailer park. Revere police would not comment on whether that arrest was related to the killing.

Officials are attempting to identify the victim, according to Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office.

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz can be reached at Haven.egresitz@globe.com; Katy Rushlau can be reached at katherine.rushlau@globe.com.

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