On Saturday December 2, 1989, the BPD responded to 96 Stanwood Street in Roxbury for a person shot inside the first-floor apartment. The female victim was identified as 48-year-old Barbara Ann Williams who was later pronounced deceased at a local area hospital.
Investigators located ballistic evidence outside of the residence and noted damage to the victim’s bedroom window. Shots were also fired into the second-floor apartment but Ms. Williams was the only person injured during the incident.
Barbara Ann Williams was a mother and grandmother and the BPD unsolved Homicide Unit continues to seek the public’s help to solve this senseless crime. Anyone with information, regardless of how small or seemingly insignificant, could make a difference to this now decades long investigation.
The Boston Police Department Unsolved Homicide Unit continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact (617) 343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.