Police Release Sketch Of Suspected Small Town Serial Stabber

The Bradford Terrace neighborhood has experienced two stabbings, one fatal, in just two weeks.

By Ethan Harfenist
Everett Homicide sketch

Following a second stabbing in the Bradford Terrace area of Everett, Mass. in 10 days, police have released a sketch of a possible suspect and are seeking the public’s help in identifying them.

“Members of the public are of course urged to be cautious and aware of their surroundings if they are traveling there,” Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said, as quoted by local CBS affiliate WBZ-TV.

On Tuesday night, Michael Starr, 54, was fatally stabbed, according to a press release by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. Authorities believe that Starr was walking home from a store around 9:00 p.m. and was assaulted on the sidewalk. He was rushed to a hospital, where he eventually died.

“Based on preliminary information it appears this may have been a random incident and robbery does not appear to be a motive,” the DA’s office wrote.

Investigators have released a sketch of the suspect. They believe it to be a male in his late 20s with a “tan complexion.” He was also believed to have been wearing glasses, a black hoodie, a black beanie, and black gloves at the time of the stabbing, the DA’s office said.

The Everett Police said that Starr’s stabbing was the second one in the area over the last two weeks.

On March 16, a man in his 20s was stabbed while walking home, also at around 9:00 p.m., according to the Middlesex DA. However, the victim, though suffering from serious injuries, ultimately survived the attack.

“As part of the investigation into the death of Michael Starr authorities are working to determine if the two incidents are connected,” the DA’s office wrote.

Authorities have urged the public to come forward with any information that might help them in their investigation.

Local residents have expressed uneasiness over the incidents.

“For an area that’s been so quiet, for so long, to two stabbings in ten days, two weeks, whatever it was, is odd,” resident Chris Rogers told WBZ-TV.

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