At about 8:51 AM on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for a person down in the area of 54 Princeton Street. On arrival, officers located a female victim in her late teens or early twenties inside of a garage suffering from undetermined traumatic injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene and has since been identified as 18-year-old Blanca Lainez of East Boston.
At about 7:00 AM on Sunday July 10, 2016, homicide detectives and members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit placed Jose Alejandro Hernandez, 16, of East Boston in custody in the area of 63 Marion Street. The suspect has since been charged with Murder in East Boston Municipal Court.
The Boston Police would like to identify the female pictured above and seen in the video clip below. Detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit ask anyone who may recognize this individual to please contact them at 617-343-4470 or anonymously at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word 'TIP' to CRIME (27463)
The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.