Young woman stabbed to death after being kidnapped and forced to withdraw money was one of three attacked in 19-hour period
By Rachel Quigley Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 24 July 2013
The body of Amy Lord, 24, from South Boston, was found in Hyde Park by a man riding a bicycle in the thickly-wooded area on Tuesday morning.
She was one of the three young women attacked in the same area this week.
A woman was attacked at Andrew Square at 5am on the same day and a third today at 12.10am. Police believe they were all attacked by the same man. They both survived.
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Much-loved: The 24-year-old was a high school cheerleader and Bentley University graduate
One man suspected in the attacks is in custody, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the case said. They are still looking for a second man as police believe Amy Lord – a high school cheerleader and Bentley University graduate – was kidnapped by two men.
Her black Jeep was discovered a short time later. It had been set on fire.
Donald Lord, Amy Lord’s grandfather, said he was devastated at the news.
‘If you had a daughter, you would want her to be like Amy,’ he told the Boston Herald. ‘She was everything you would want to your daughter to be.’
She worked as a digital media analyst for Genuine Interactive. The company released a statement saying her death was ‘both tragic and shocking’.
Leah Cameron, Amy’s former cheerleading coach at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, said: ‘She was this beautiful angel who came from a small town and went to the big city.’
A number of young women could be seen crying and hugging outside her apartment today according to the Boston Globe.
Lord was a 2011 graduate of Bentley University in Waltham with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, quantitative perspectives, the university said in a statement.
‘Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences go out to Amy’s family, friends, classmates and professors.
‘We can only imagine their grief during this tragic time. The Bentley community grieves along with so many who knew and loved this ambitious, energetic and talented young woman.’
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