BOSTON (CBS) – A young woman was kidnapped from South Boston in broad daylight Tuesday morning and forced to take out money from five different ATMs before she was taken to Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park and stabbed to death, the District Attorney said on Wednesday.
The body of the victim, identified as 24-year-old Amy Lord, was discovered Tuesday afternoon. Police believe she was in her car when she was abducted around 6 a.m. Her car was later returned to South Boston, where it was set on fire.
Officials released a surveillance photo from one of the ATMs to see if anyone might recall seeing Lord. Police are asking anyone with who may have seen Lord to contact them. They also said no one has been charged in the case.
Lord’s account was accessed at the following ATMs:
- East Boston Savings Bank at 501 Southampton Street
- Metro Credit Union at 1071 Massachusetts Ave
- Bank of America at 555 Columbia Road
- Sovereign Bank at 585 Columbia Road
- Citizen’s Bank at 217 Adams Street
The attack was just one of three in the same South Boston neighborhood within a 24-hour period. Boston police say in the hours after Lord’s kidnapping and murder, another woman was stabbed and a third was punched. Both managed to escape their attacker. A man was taken into custody and faces charges for one of those attacks. Boston police were looking into the incidents, but were not willing to say whether there was a connection.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports
On Wednesday, Lord’s grandfather Donald Lord mourned the death of his granddaughter, saying she was a wonderful person.
“I am devastated. She was a smart personable young lady,” he said.
Amy Lord grew up in Wilbraham, and attended Minnechaug Regional High School before going on to graduate from Bentley College in 2011.
She has two sisters, one of whom is in college, and the other recently graduated.
Lord lived on Dorchester Street in South Boston and worked for Genuine Interactive in Boston.
Her employer released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:
The passing of Amy Lord is both tragic and shocking. Amy was a true family member to all of us at Genuine Interactive. We are taking time to focus on the well-being of Amy’s family and friends while trying to come to grips with the loss of such a vibrant, caring and special young person.
We met Amy three years ago while she was still an undergrad at Bentley and were impressed by both her smarts and infectious, positive personality. Her ever-present smile and caring nature made her a favorite friend of everyone here. We are extremely saddened at her passing and for her family who is very close to us.
We know the detectives from the Boston Police Department are working hard to help make sense of this horrific event and hope that no one has to experience this kind of loss.
Bentley University released a statement Wednesday, detailing Lord’s contributions to the community.
Amy graduated from Bentley University with a BA in Marketing, Quantitative Perspectives. She was an active member of our community – involved in the Bentley Service Learning Program, the Residence Hall Association, the International Buddy Network, and was a Study Abroad Peer Advisor. She studied abroad at Universidad de Navarra in 2009 and was active in intramural soccer. During her time at Bentley she also interned at MassMutual Life Insurance Company, NetCracker and Genuine Interactive. After graduation she landed a position as a Digital Media Analyst with Genuine Interactive in the Boston area.
The Bentley community grieves along with so many who knew and loved this ambitious, energetic and talented young woman.
Lord’s high school also issued a statement grieving her death.
“The Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Community is saddened by the tragic death of Amy Lord, a 2007 Minnechaug Regional High School graduate. An active member of the Minnechaug community, Amy was an honors student and a varsity cheerleader. Our deepest condolences are extended to Amy’s family and her friends during this very difficult time.”
The investigation remains very active.
No arrests have been made.