UPDATE TO TUTTLE STREET HOMICIDE: BOSTON POLICE SEEKING COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE

At about 6:10am, on Thursday, January 17, 2008, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed at 56 Tuttle Street. On arrival, officers located a white male, in his 30’s, suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was pronounced on the scene. The victim has since been identified as Daniel Yakovleff, 20, of Roxbury.The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the homicide of Dan Yakovleff. Homicide Detectives are seeking to speak with anyone who saw Mr. Yakovleff in the area of Tuttle Street or in the South End section of Boston in the late hours of Wednesday, January 16, 2008 through the time of his death. The detectives are particularly interested in learning who Mr. Yakovleff may have been with in the South End or on Tuttle Street. The detectives are also interested in the type of transportation Mr. Yakovleff may have used (car, bicycle, taxi, MBTA) that evening. You may call the Homicide Unit directly at 617-343-4470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).