Police searching for husband of woman found dead in Stoughton

Police are searching for the estranged husband of a Stoughton woman found dead in her home Saturday night.

Stoughton Police were called to perform a well-being check at the Glen Echo Boulevard home of 46-year-old Anita Clark at about 7:20 p.m., said Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey in a phone interview.

Clark’s friends, who met police at the home, had “expressed concern’’ that she had missed work as a phlebotomist in Boston and had been out of contact for a “period of time,’’ said Morrissey.

When police began the search, they found evidence of a struggle in the bedroom before they found Clark’s body in a bedroom closet covered with household items, Morrissey said. Officials from the Stoughton Fire Department arrived and confirmed Clark dead at the scene.


The cause of death has not been determined by a medical examiner, but Clark appears to have been stabbed, said David Traub, a spokesman for the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office.

“Based upon the evidence, a warrant has been obtained for the arrest of Willie Foster, 47, of Dorchester,’’ Clark’s estranged husband, said Morrissey. A wanted poster describes Foster as 5’ 11’’, 170 pounds, with a dark brown complexion, brown eyes, black hair, and a slim build.

Foster may be driving Clark’s car, a gray 2001 Pontiac Aztec with Massachusetts license plate number 4CTT10, according to Stoughton Police Chief Paul Shastany.

Both Morrissey and Shastany warned that Foster is considered dangerous and that, if spotted, he should not be approached.

“We’re asking anyone who spots the vehicle or [Foster], or believe they know his whereabouts or potential whereabouts to call the Stoughton Police Department at 781-344-2424 or the Massachusetts State Police Department at 508-820-2121,’’ said Shastany.

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