Second suspect arrested in connection with death of East Boston woman

BOSTON (WHDH) - Police say a second suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in East Boston in June.

Members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit arrested Angel Ramos, 21 of East Boston, in the area of Saratoga Street. Ramos was arrested without incident and will appear in East Boston District court on murder charges.

In July, Boston Police arrested the boy Sunday morning for the murder of 19-year-old Blanca Lainez, who was found beaten to death in an East Boston garage in June.

Lainez was found inside of a garage of a home under construction on Princeton Street in East Boston on June 15. She suffered from undetermined traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. According to friends, Lainez lived in Chelsea but was originally from El Salvador.

An analysis of Lainez’s cell phone showed “extensive contact,” according to the District Attorney’s office, between Lainez and the suspect prior to her homicide. The contact suggested “animosity” between the two. The suspect had allegedly threatened her in the weeks prior to her death.

According to the DA’s office, surveillance footage in the area showed a male wearing a hood who left a house on Marion Street in East Boston and make his way to Princeton Street. This was just moments before the last outgoing activity on Lainez’ cell phone. The video also showed the male running back from Princeton Street to Marion Street while putting something in his pocket sometime later.

According to the DA’s office, an examination of the area in between where Lainez was found and outside led to the discovery of a palm print that tested positively for blood. The print also matched the suspect’s prints from when he was arrested with a large knife on June 30.

The suspect was charged with first-degree murder.

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