At about 8:30 PM on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Officers from Area B-2 responded to 25 Playstead Park in Jamaica Plain on a report of an unconscious person. On arrival, officers located a 91-year-old female victim who had been stabbed multiple times. The victim was in the area walking her dog when she was attacked by an unknown suspect. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Further investigation by detectives has led to the recovery of additional surveillance video, and Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the above-pictured individual. It is also believed that the unknown suspect sustained injuries during the attack and these injuries may have required medical treatment.
Community members wishing to assist in 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 help this investigation in an anonymous manner.
On Tuesday, exactly one week from when Jean McGuire was attacked near Franklin Park, the 91-year-old activist spoke to press from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical.
According to NBC10 Boston, McGuire described the kids who helped her after her attack as “angels without wings” and that their parents should be proud.
McGuire was stabbed multiple times while walking her dog in the area of Playstead Road.
“I’ve never in my 91 years not felt safe in the streets of Boston, day or night, never,” McGuire said. “Now, I will never go up there to the park alone again. It’s in my head that it wouldn’t be wise. It’s a different time.”
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
Why is there NO description of the attacker?