Person of interest in Marine recruit’s death arraigned on unrelated charges

ROSLINDALE (WHDH) — The man named a person of interest in a Winthrop Marine recruit’s death was arraigned on unrelated charges Friday.

Frank Lipka was charged with assaulting a pizza delivery driver last September. Police said Lipka became angry when the delivery arrived late and assaulted the driver, threatening him with a gun.

Lipka was named a person of interest in the disappearance of 21-year-old Joey Brancato. The Marine recruit was last seen in Roslindale in November. His body was found off of I-95 in Canton back in March.

So far, no one has been charged in Brancato’s death.

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