By Katy Rogers
Following the discovery of human remains at National Grid Property on Rover Street in Everett earlier this month on July 7, the Middlesex District Attorney, Marian Ryan, is seeking assistance from the public this week to identify the deceased individual.
As originally suspected, it has since been confirmed that the remains belonged to a female.
Further information includes that the individual was between 26-52 years of age, most like Caucasian, and estimated to be between 5 feet 1 inch and 5 feet 9.9 inches.
In the preliminary investigation, Ryan shared there were items found in the vicinity of the skeleton, suggesting the remains may be female. The items, which are being released at this time, include ankle high Sporto boots, Daria Style, Size 10M, a long sleeved white tee shirt, and Cocoa vintage, black fleecy sweat pants in size small.
Upon investigation of the remains, they were able to identify prior injuries to the body, including a medical plate on the outer bone between the knee and ankle, a fractured and remodeled nose, along with tooth restorations. These are not injuries related to the death of this person, but they are hoping this information may be helpful to identify her.
Initially it was determined that the remains were on site between 1-12 years, but the District Attorney now says “it is estimated that the victim has been deceased between one and five years.”
The fact still remains that this is a “suspicious death,” as Ryan described, “the location, the body, and some of the circumstances surrounding the initial discovery of what we found,” were certainly suspicious.
While the District Attorney and Everett Police hope the public can help in the investigation by identifying the individual, no information regarding the cause of death has been released at this time.
Anyone with information can contact The Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office at 781-897-6600 or the Everett Police at 617-394-2367.