(MyFoxBoston.com) – A police report obtained by FOX 25 shows the "person of interest" in Amy Lord's killing sold an EBT card for cash last year.
The report says while police were watching the Old Harbor housing project for illegal activity on Oct. 13, they saw 28-year-old Edwin Alemany lean into a car and trade something with the driver. Police pulled the vehicle over on suspicion that a drug sale had just taken place.
"The operator stated that the transaction was not a drug deal and further volunteered that he had purchased an EBT card from the white Hispanic male for $100," the report says.
The report states "the EBT card was seized pending further investigation."
In September, a 21-year-old woman was assaulted in Roxbury. Police said she grabbed Alemany's wallet as the attacker fled, then handed it to police after she regained consciousness. Alemany was never arrested, and a detective who was assigned to the case has been demoted to patrolman. FOX 25 has learned the detective also received a cut in his salary.
Police said the 24-year-old Lord, a Bentley University graduate who was living in South Boston, was kidnapped last Tuesday and forced to withdraw cash from five banks before she was killed. A bicyclist discovered her body later that day at the Stony Brook Reservation.
Alemany was arrested in connection with two non-fatal attacks on women in the same South Boston neighborhood last week. He is undergoing psychiatric evaluation after a judge last week ruled that he was unfit for arraignment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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