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Human remains found in Somerville

boston police crime tape Human remains were discovered near train tracks in Somerville on Sunday.
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Authorities in Somerville came across a gruesome scene Sunday afternoon when human remains were discovered near the School Street Bridge.

“At approximately 12:45 p.m. today, human remains were discovered near train tracks off School Street in Somerville,” Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a press release Sunday evening. “Somerville Police and the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office are investigating.”


Police are working to determine whether the remains belong to a Somerville man who was brutally murdered nearby in January,the Somerville News Weekly reported.

The dismembered body of 66-year-old Vincent Lalliwas found behindCoakley Middle School in Norwood on Jan. 29, after his roommates allegedly beat him to death. Several body parts were later discovered when a neighbor was exercising their dog in the area behind the school.

The two alleged murderers, a father and son, are awaiting trial.

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