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MIT asks potential witnesses to aid in the investigation into Sean Collier's death

Posted by Your Town  April 25, 2013 05:10 PM

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MIT officials have asked students, faculty and other members of the university community for help with the investigation into the killing of MIT police officer Sean Collier.

In a letter to the MIT community, MIT's executive vice president and treasurer Israel Ruiz said that the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office wants to talk to anyone who was near the corner of Main and Vassar Streets or on Ames Street near Main Street on Thursday between about 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

“The search for potential witnesses is a routine part of any criminal investigation,” Ruiz wrote in the message.

The letter, which is reposted on MIT’s website, includes a map of the area and the phone numbers potential witnesses are asked to call.

Collier, 27, was attacked Thursday night near Kendall Square in Cambridge in what Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis has called a “vicious assassination’’ by the Boston Marathon bombers.

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

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