Victim of fatal Mattapan stabbing identified, arrest warrant issued for suspect


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

Boston police identified a woman fatally stabbed in the Rosewood Street area of ​​Mattapan Tuesday night while investigators worked to find her killer.

Police named the victim Friday as Terkeshia Boykins, 40. According to the WCVB, she was a mother of seven. Police say her suspected 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 p.m. and found Boykins suffering from multiple stab wounds. Officials said she died at the scene. Neighbors told WCVB that Boykins was the mother of seven daughters ranging from teens to late 20s.

A neighbor told the outlet, “[One daughter]yelled very loudly, ‘Why did you do that?’ A terrible tragedy, you know, really traumatizing. I only pray for the family.”

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

Police say they will “strictly protect and protect the identities of anyone who wishes to anonymously assist in this investigation.” Victim of fatal Mattapan stabbing identified, arrest warrant issued for suspect

Rick Schindler

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