Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of Clarence Street in Roxbury


At about 12:21 PM, on Sunday, August 11, 2019, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person stabbed in the area of Clarence Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers observed an adult female suffering from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Dora Sofia Chaves, 38-years-old, of Roxbury.

While still on scene, officers were able to establish the identity of the suspect wanted in connection to the stabbing who was then taken into custody.

The Boston Police Department continues to 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 search anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word β€˜TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.