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Man who allegedly stole dead woman's phone at DTX to be arraigned Monday

Police allege Josue Gonzalez, of Brockton, stole a woman's phone who had stepped in fMBTA Transit Police

The 26-year-old Brockton man who is alleged to have stolen the cell phone of a woman who was killed after she stepped in front of a Red Line train at Downtown Crossing last week is slated to be arraigned on Monday.

Josue Gonzalez turned himself into Transit Police on Friday night around 9:30 p.m. He is expected to arraigned at Boston Municipal Court for larceny on Monday.

The phone of the woman killed, who is believed to have stepped in front of an outbound train shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday, has been recovered, according to authorities.

The impact of the train apparently dislodged the phone from her person. It landed on the T platform.

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Authorities believe Gonzalez witnessed the fatal incident, which effectively paralyzed the Red Line for a time.

Police, citing surveillance footage, say Gonzalez walked over to the phone, stepped on it, did a brief scan of the area to see if he was being watched before pocketing it and walking away.

Hours after Transit Police released photos of Gonzalez on Friday, he turned himself in. Authorities do not suspect foul play in the death of the woman.

 
 
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