Victim identified in fatal stabbing in Mattapan, warrant issued for suspect


Terkeshia Boykins, 40, died after being stabbed multiple times.

Boston Police have identified a woman who was fatally stabbed in the Rosewood Street area of ​​Mattapan on Tuesday night as investigators work to find her killer.

Police on Friday named the victim Terkeshia Boykins, 40. She was a mother of seven, according to the WCVB. Police say her alleged killer, Christopher Howard, 39, is still at large.

Howard’s last known address is in Boston. Investigators say the public should consider Howard dangerous, and anyone who sees him should call 911 immediately.

Police arrived at the scene around 9:40 pm and found Boykins with multiple stab wounds. Authorities said she died at the scene. Neighbors told the WCVB that Boykins was the mother of seven daughters, ranging from pre-teens to her mid-20s.

A neighbor told the channel: “(One daughter) was screaming very loudly, ‘Why did you do that?’ A terrible tragedy, you know, really traumatizing. I just pray for the family.”

Anyone with information should call Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. People can submit anonymous reports by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Police say they “will strictly guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in this investigation anonymously.”

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