Death Investigation in the area of Castle Island

At about 1:35pm, on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, officers from the Harbor Patrol Unit responded to a radio call for person in the water in the area of Castle Island.

On arrival, officers observed the a female victim being taken from the water by Boston Fire Marine Unit.  The victim, who appeared to be unresponsive, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Boston Police Homicide detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. The Boston Police Homicide Unit urges anyone with information to please contact detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting β€˜TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is interested in what you know, not who you are.