Three to be questioned in woman’s death

Unidentified body found in Roxbury in July

Detectives investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in Roxbury last month have located three people for questioning regarding the case, police said Saturday.

The unidentified woman, who police believe was in her 40s, was found dead behind a building at 1542 Columbus Ave. on the evening of July 13, Boston police said at the time.

Authorities initially said the death did not appear to be suspicious and have not ruled it a homicide, but Homicide Unit detectives are investigating the case, police said.


On Friday, detectives released surveillance photographs of three individuals wanted for questioning. Police said Saturday that the three had all been found.

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“The BPD would like to thank everybody who participated and helped the BPD Homicide Unit successfully identify and locate the individuals being sought for questioning in connection to the death investigation in the area of 1542 Columbus Ave.,” police said in a blog post on

A tip from an individual led police to the group, said Officer James Kenneally, a police spokesman.

Authorities stressed that the people in the photographs are not suspected of a crime, but detectives want to talk to them about the case.

In the surveillance photos, two women and a man are shown entering a building. One of the women was wearing a black tank top and shorts; the other was wearing a gray basketball jersey and jeans. The man was wearing a dark blue T-shirt.


All three appear to be in their late teens or 20s.

The woman wearing the basketball jersey was seen in the photos carrying what appears to be a Pikachu doll from the popular Pokémon franchise.

Nicholas Jacques can be reached at nicholas.jacques