UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 75 Alford Street in Charlestown At about 3:41 AM, on Thursday, September 6, 2018, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to a call for an assault in progress in the area of 75 Alford Street in Charlestown. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from undetermined traumatic injuries. The victim was declared deceased on scene. The victim has since been identified as Joshua Eric Rivera, 54, of Northampton.
The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit 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.
If you find yourself needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.