A little while ago the body of a young woman was found in the parking lot of St. George's Greek Orthodox Church on South Common Street in Lynn, Massachusetts.
A few hours ago an abduction occurred in the neighboring town of Revere. Massachusetts State Police report that it is unclear at this time whether the two cases are related nor is it clear how the young woman died.
Employee Allegedly Killed By Client at Revere Mental Health Facility
Travis Andersen and Patricia Wen
January 20, 2011
A fast-moving murder investigation on the North Shore earlier today ended tonight in Boston with the arrest of a 27-year-old mentally troubled man who fled after allegedly killing a young female employee of the small group home where he lived.
Wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and baseball cap, Deshawn James Chappell was apprehended shortly before 8 p.m. inside his grandmother’s apartment building at 30 Rockland St. in Roxbury, and loaded into a waiting Boston police wagon.
He will be charged in the murder of Stephanie Moulton, 25, of Peabody, who had worked as a residential counselor at a group home in Revere run by the North Suffolk Mental Health Association, under contract with the state Department of Mental Health. She was allegedly taken by Chappell away from the facility sometime yesterday, after first being attacked. Her body was later found in a parking lot behind St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn.
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