SOUTH BOSTON, Mass. (WHDH) — Flowers and simple messages rest next to 24-year-old Amy Lord's South Boston apartment.

“Hurts a lot of more because it's so close to home and someone so young,” said Sam Hoffman who lives in South Boston.

Boston Police said they are waiting on the analysis of DNA evidence before moving forward with the case. Edwin Alemany is considered a person of interest. He allegedly attacked two other women within hours of when Lord was kidnapped and killed.

“We need better communication between the residents and the police,” said Nick Collins.

State Representative Nick Collins said he has received calls from South Boston residents who wondered why they didn't hear about the assaults on two women and Lord's death when they all happened within 24 hours and blocks of each other.

“The police communicating with the residents, people are willing to step up, but we need to see a two way street there,” Collins said.

Questions continued to swirl around an attack in Mission Hill back in September of last year. Police said a wallet with Edwin Alemany's ID was found near the female victim but Alemany was never questioned. People in Mission Hill feel for the victim of that case.

“I felt bad for the girl and how guilty she must feel right now and how maybe terrible she feels about should she have pressed charges or done more,” said Katie McCabe.

Back in South Boston officers walk the blocks around Lord's apartment to try and reassure a shaken community.

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