State police identify people discovered in SUV in water off Boston’s Black Falcon Pier
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (WCVB) – The man and woman who were found submerged in the water off Boston’s Black Falcon Pier Friday afternoon have been identified by the Massachusetts State Police.
Massachusetts State Police divers, assisted by a Boston Fire Department diver, located and recovered the SUV with two people inside from the Reserved Channel leading to the harbor in the Boston Seaport Friday afternoon.
On Saturday, the victims were officially identified as 21-year-old Tatianna Morales, of New Bedford, and 21-year-old Djovany Pierre, of Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood.
Morales’ family members told NewsCenter 5 Friday night that she was one of the victims found inside of the submerged vehicle.
Morales and Pierre had been missing since Tuesday.
State police said they responded to Black Falcon Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Friday after developing information that a sport utility vehicle went into the water at that location earlier this week.
Police said divers were able to extricate Morales and bring her body to shore. Pierre could not be extricated from the vehicle while underwater, so divers hooked tow cables to the entire vehicle and a truck winched it out.
Pierre was recovered from the vehicle once it was on land.
Friends of Morales they were in the area Thursday searching for the two after she posted a Snapchat video from the area.
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and state police are continuing to investigate the facts and circumstances that led to the deaths of Morales and Pierre, including the cause and manner of the deaths.