Boston police say they're investigating the slaying of a person whose body was found this morning in the back of a car in the city's Roslindale neighborhood.
The body was found at 35 Rowe St. at 7:28 a.m., police said. Homicide investigators are on the scene.
"There is some evidence here. We believe it may be a narcotics-related incident," said Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis. "It is a very quiet neighborhood, a place where we haven't had any difficulty before."
"The neighbors are surprised that something like this would happen, but I think the fact that it's sort of next to the railroad tracks and quiet" probably makes it a good place for illicit meetings, he said.
He declined to specify what types of injuries the male victim suffered, or to describe him.
The body, which was found in the car's back seat, was removed by the medical examiner at mid-morning from a gold Honda with tinted windows. A dozen or more police officers pored over the interior of the car, which was cordoned off behind yellow crime scene tape.
Neighbor Eugenia Scanlan said she was doing laundry early this morning, walked outside, and saw the Honda parked on the street. "And the back door was open with feet outside. I thought to myself, 'Oh, my God, what happened there?' And the police came and talked to me and told me what happened,'' said Scanlan, 53, who has lived on Rowe Street for about seven years. "Nothing like this [has happened here] before, it is so scary."
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