At about 8:58 PM, on Friday, October 10, 2014, Officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to the area of 104 Winthrop Street in Roxbury for a report of a fire. On arrival, Members of the Boston Fire Department were on-scene and actively engaged in firefighting. Members of the Boston Fire Department informed officers that a male victim was located inside the dwelling. The victim was pronounced at the scene by Boston EMS.
Further investigation, has revealed that the victim, 69-year-old Santo Alcadio Bernabel, of Hazelton, PA, suffered multiple stab wounds. As of tonight, Boston Police Homicide Detectives along with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office have retained jurisdiction in this case. Boston Police and Boston Fire Arson Investigators are conducting a thorough investigation surrounding the cause of the fire.
The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.