At about 4:45am, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a fight in the area of 188 Washington Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a female, subsequently identified as Maria Sanchez, 26, of Mattapan, suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased.
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.