The death of Dominique Samuels, whose burned body was found on Sunday, has mystified Boston police who are now looking for clues in nearby gas stations. Police hope to find if anyone filled canisters during the last weekend.
Detectives are scouring gas stations near Franklin Park where the body was found. Police say the 19-year-old Milton High School cheerleader was killed somewhere else before her body was moved to a wooded area in Franklin Park off Morton Street. It was also set on fire here. Police also do not know why the teen was killed.
On Wednesday, police went to the victim's rooming house on Woodbine Street in Roxbury and dusted for fingerprints. Neighbors were also asked about Samuels' mood when she was last seen, ''She looked a little stressed, like she was going through something," Michael Brooks, her next door neighbor said. ''I tried to talk to her, but she never responded." Another neighbor said she had last seen Samuels on Friday, "She was always quiet," the neighbor said. ''She never spoke. She was always by herself."