Police: Body found in Boston fire had been stabbed

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By The Associated Press


BOSTON (AP) _ A man found dead after a five-alarm fire in Boston late last week had been stabbed multiple times and police have launched a homicide investigation.

Police on Sunday announced that the victim found after Friday night’s fire in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood was 69-year-old Santo Alcadio Bernabel, of Hazelton, Pennsylvania.

A fire department spokesman says the blaze destroyed the 3 1/2-story, wood-frame building with six apartments. Damage was estimated at $1.1 million. About two dozen residents were displaced.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to call authorities.

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