Authorities are asking for the public’s help as they investigate two stabbings — one of which left a 54-year-old man dead — that occurred in the same area of Everett in the last 10 days.
The Middlesex District Attorney’s office released a sketch of the suspect in the fatal stabbing on Wednesday.
“Investigators believe that the suspect may be a male in his late 20s, average height, with a tan complexion,” the DA’s office said in a statement. “He is believed to have been wearing glasses, a black hooded sweatshirt, a black knit hat, and black gloves and was described as having a narrow nose and a thin build.”
District Attorney Marian Ryan said during a Wednesday press conference that anyone who believes they recognize the individual depicted in the sketch should contact state or Everett police.
No one should approach the individual in the sketch, authorities said.
“What we know right now is we have two very violent incidents involving stabbings that took place approximately in the same place, on the same street, at around the same time over a 10-day period,” Ryan said.
The first stabbing on Bradford Terrace occurred on March 16, when a man in his 20s was stabbed around 9 p.m. while he was walking home. He was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, which he survived, according to the DA’s office.
The second attack took place on Tuesday night around 9 p.m. The DA’s office said Michael Starr, a 54-year-old who lived in the area, was walking home from a store on Ferry Street when he was stabbed on the sidewalk of Bradford Terrace. He was transported to a hospital where he later died of his injuries.
“Based on preliminary information it appears this may have been a random incident and robbery does not appear to be a motive,” the DA’s office said.
No one has been charged in connection with his apparent homicide.
“As part of the investigation into the death of Michael Starr authorities are working to determine if the two incidents are connected,” the DA’s office said.
Authorities say Everett police will have an increased presence in the areas of Bradford Terrace, Cedar, and Ferry streets, and the public is being urged to “use caution when traveling in the nighttime hours and always be aware of their surroundings.”
“The District Attorney’s Office and Police are also asking the public to think broadly and report any suspicious activity they may have seen over the past several weeks including people acting strangely in the areas of Ferry Street, Cedar Street or Bradford Terrace,” the DA’s office said.
Anyone with information related to the incidents should contact the state police at 508-820-2121 or Everett police at 617-394-2368.