Late last year, the Boston Police Department launched a new video series aimed at securing justice for homicide victims and the families impacted by the tragic death of a loved one. The BPD seeks to leverage the latest technology and social media as an innovative means of enhancing public outreach and generating additional information for homicide detectives.
This case features Richard King, 22, who was murdered in July of 2011 in the Lenox Street Housing Development in the South End. In the video, Richard’s mother, Melinda Tharps, and BPD Homicide Detective Michael Walsh discuss the facts and circumstances surrounding Richard’s death culminating in a compelling appeal to those who may have information which could help investigators solve the case.
We encourage community members to watch the videos from this series, listen to the families, hear their pleas for justice and help us solve their case.
As always, the men and women of the BPD strongly urge anyone who may have any information on any unsolved homicide to call us. Community members can share information anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS (8477) or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous.