BURLINGTON, MA—An 18-year-old Indian American girl was found dead in a Burlington basement, according to community sources. The body of a 20-year-old man found on the scene has not been identified yet.
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Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Burlington Chief of Police Michael Kent have confirmed an investigation into an apparent suspicious death, according to a press release.
The authorities have not identified the bodies, but a wake for Cynara Stephanie Ferrao, who graduated from Burlington High School and immigrated to the United States from Goa when she was five, was held on Sunday at St. Malachy Parish in Burlington.
Middlesex District Attorney press release said that at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Dec. 11, Burlington Police responded to a 911 call from a home located at McCafferty Way in Burlington.
“Upon arrival, officers discovered the bodies of an 18-year-old female and a 20-year-old male in the basement of the house,” the statement said. “The preliminary investigation suggests that the male party’s death is not suspicious. However, the female party’s death is being investigated.”
This matter has been referred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause and manner of death, according to the statement.
“Both individuals are known to each other and at this time there is no indication that there is an ongoing threat to public safety.,” the statement said. “This is an open and ongoing investigation conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Burlington Police.”