Victim identified in fatal Mattapan stabbing, 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 Tuesday night as investigators work to find her killer.

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

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

Police arrived at the scene around 9:40 p.m. and found Boykins with multiple stab wounds. Authorities said she died at the scene. Neighbors told WCVB that Boykins was the mother of seven daughters, ranging from preteens to nearly 20 years old.

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

Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. People can submit anonymous tips by calling the CrimeStoppers tip line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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

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