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Lifelong South Boston residents Debbie and Janet Platukis, like so many, were unnerved by the slaying of Amy Lord, kidnapped from her apartment just a quarter-mile from their home on E Street.
“People are scared,” said Debbie Platukis, 58. “You don’t know who it is. You don’t know where they are.”
The sisters lingered outside the St. Vincent De Paul Church near their home following a Saturday afternoon Mass in which the Rev. Joseph White, the church’s pastor, offered prayers for the slain 24-year-old Wilbraham native and those mourning her loss.
“All the churches in South Boston are praying this weekend for Amy and the Lord family and friends, and the Wilbraham and our own South Boston communities,” White said in an interview before the Mass began in the gray stone church on E Street.