At about 6:19 AM on Sunday, November 19, 2017, officers assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a call for a found body inside of 34 Temple Street in West Roxbury. Upon arrival, officers located a 40-year-old male victim suffering from undetermined traumatic injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as 40-year-old Brian M. Sweeney of West Roxbury.
Only three days later, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, detectives from the Boston Police Homicide Unit identified, located, and arrested 39-year-old Nathurlon Munnerlyn of West Roxbury for his role in the homicide of Mr. Sweeney. Munnerlyn will be charged with Murder and arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.
"I'm always concerned when there is a homicide in Boston; even one is too many," said Commissioner William Evans. "But when we do have an unfortunate untimely death in our city, I am confident that my officers and detectives will work around the clock until we apprehend the person responsible and bring him to justice for the victim and his family. Recently, my homicide detectives have been able to build strong cases and swiftly arrest the suspects in several cases, including this one. Although I realize nothing can bring these victims back, I hope, especially going into this holiday season, these arrests can bring some solace and peace to the victims' families."