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Homicide of South Boston woman is third death to plague Bentley community in recent months

Posted by Your Town  July 25, 2013 01:57 PM

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The Bentley University president wrote to the school on Wednesday to reflect on the murder of a Bentley alumna -- the third death to plague the Bentley community in recent months.

Amy Lord, a 2011 Bentley University graduate, was kidnapped to a series of ATMs near her South Boston home where she was forced to withdraw money, according to authorities. Her brutally stabbed body was discovered early Tuesday morning in the Stony Brook Reservation.

In early June, a Bentley University basketball player died after collapsing at a men's recreational summer league game in Watertown. Less than two weeks later, a 2011 alumnus was killed in a cycling accident.

"I know our small community has been impacted more than anyone would expect with recent losses," University President Gloria Larson wrote in the letter. "But I also know that we are a strong group and will once again join together during this difficult time and support each other."

According to the letter, Lord graduated from Bentley with a degree in marketing, quantitative perspectives. She participated in the Bentley Service Learning Program, the International Buddy Network, the Residence Hall Association, and served as a Study Abroad Peer Advisor.

After graduation she worked as a Digital Media Analyst with Genuine Interactive in the Boston area, Larson wrote.

The school will be offering counseling and prayer sessions to grieving students and faculty members.

"Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences go out to Amy’s family, friends, classmates and professors," Larson said. "We can only imagine their grief at this tragic event."

Katherine Landergan can be reached at klandergan@globe.com. For campus news updates, follow her on Twitter @klandergan.

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