The body of a murdered woman was recently found on the roof of my high-rise apartment building. I'd like to know more, but there wasn't much news coverage. If I call the police, am I going to be added to the list of suspects?
In early April, the body of a woman was found on the roof of my apartment building in Boston, 1 Longfellow Place
. The Boston PD tweeted
about it at the time, and a local news aggregator picked it up
(and some discussion followed) but not much more. At one point, I also found a description of the body (20s, in T-shirt and jeans, Caucasian), but I can't seem to find the post now.
I'd like to know more about what happened, both because it's my building and I'd like to know that my girlfriend is safe, and because, frankly, it's interesting. The roof is accessible only from the fire stairs, and is up a ten-foot ladder to a locked metal trap door. The roof is not accessible to tenants, and I presume that whoever put the body up there either had a key (i.e., staff of the building) or brought tools to cut or pick the lock (which suggests that whoever put the body there knew what would be required, i.e., someone who had seen the roof access previously--suggesting a tenant or staff). Also, how was the body found? The building is something like 40 stories tall, and there are no taller buildings anywhere close. Did a helicopter pass overhead? Did someone working on the roof find the body? Or was it the smell? How long had the body been up there?
As you may be able to tell, I've been spending my summer reading crime novels. But crime novels have told me that the killer often returns to the scene of the crime, or follows the police investigation, so I don't want to call the police and ask questions if that means I'm going to have a file on me. Needless to say, the leasing company has not been posting updates in the elevators.
Any thoughts here? Or by any chance, does anyone happen to know the backstory here?
Anon both because I don't want to have my account come up on Google in connection with this (possibly unsolved) murder, and, in any event, I don't want my home address tied to my account.