Police: Arrest made in connection with decapitated body in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) - Police made an arrest Saturday in connection with a decapitated body found Thursday in Lawrence.

The 15-year-old was arrested and charged with the murder of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino.

Viloria-Paulino’s body was found Thursday by a woman walking her dog. Police said his head was found nearby. Sources tell 7News Viloria-Paulino had been stabbed multiple times and his hands were missing.

Viloria-Paulino had been missing for about two weeks before his body was found.

A vigil was held Friday night at Lawrence High School, where the suspect and victim were both sophomores.

“I hope he knows that he was loved, he was cared for by a lot of people,” said April Aguayo.

“The family is devastated. You can only imagine that this family is shattered,” said family spokesperson Linette Perez.

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