Evan Allen

Allen covers law enforcement and breaking news in Boston and around New England. She joined the Globe in 2011 after graduating from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in writing, literature and publishing. In her time at the Globe, she has covered several metrowest towns and major news events including the Boston Marathon bombings.

Latest stories

A look at Bella before she was Baby Doe

By , and Nestor Ramos , Globe Staff

Bella Bond was in many ways a typical toddler. But her young life was hanging by a thread.

Woman, 24, indicted in Chinatown death

By , Globe Staff

Tajanetta Downing was indicted for pushing a 72-year-old woman to the ground. The woman died the following day.

A haunted life connected to Bella’s death

By Nestor Ramos, and Laura Crimaldi , Globe Staff

Driven by drugs and haunted by demons nobody else could see, Michael McCarthy’s life traced a steep arc toward darkness.

Investigators execute search warrant at Bella Bond’s home

By , Globe Staff

Officials declined to say what investigators were looking for at the house where Bella lived.