UPDATE: State Police Investigating Assault in Mattapan


The Massachusetts State Police today continue our investigation into yesterday’s assault on the Neponset Bike Path adjacent to the Ryan Playground in Mattapan.

Based on information obtained by State Police Troop H detectives, we believe the attack on the 46-year-old female victim was random. 

To protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation, at this time we are not releasing any other details about the assault or investigative actions beyond what we released yesterday. 

State Police Troop H has always maintained, and will continue to maintain, a strong patrol presence on the bike path and other state properties in that area. 

The suspect is described as a black male, believed to be in his 20’s, approximately 5′ 10″ tall, with black hair worn in an afro style about 3″ high, wearing a navy blue long sleeve shirt and navy blue sweat pants. After the attack the suspect fled toward River Street through the Ryan playground parking lot.

Anyone with information about the assault is urged to call 911 to be connected to the State Police.


The original release may be found here.