BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to a Fatal Stabbing in Dorchester

 

BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to a Fatal Stabbing in Dorchester:  Today, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and arrested Takisa Williams, 30, of Dorchester. Williams was arrested and charged with Murder for the October 2014 stabbing death of Maria Sanchez, 26, of Mattapan. 

At about 4:45 AM, 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.  

After a complete and thorough review of the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident, detectives were able to identify Williams as the suspect responsible for the stabbing. She was arrested at her Dorchester residence and will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.  

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.