Serious Questions Raised About Home for Little Wanderers After Child in Their Care Found Stabbed

On Monday at approximately 02:00 hours Boston EMS and Boston Police Officers from District B-2 responded to Parker Street and Alleghany Street on Mission Hill for the reported person stabbed. On arrival Officers located a 16-year-old female laying on the side of the street with injuries consistent with a stabbing.

Officers could be seen holding pressure to wounds on her chest as they requested a “push” on EMS. Paramedics and EMTs soon arrived and took over care of the young girl. At first the girl claimed to have been hanging out with with some friends and some other stuff however it soon became clear that this wasn’t the case.

The Home For Little Wanderers called soon after to report the young girl missing. The children’s run-away shelter is a constant hotspot for problems with staff seemingly incompetent at managing these troublesome children, with kids constantly being reported as run-aways, usually hours and hours after the last time they were seen. For example this child was last seen at 11:30 or so but not reported lost until after she had been stabbed. This as well as the long track history of issues is now prompting the question, where is the oversight over these already problematic children.

Officers who canvased the area and interviewed the staff soon found out that the girl had called a staff member after being stabbed and that’s who then called 911. A small amount of blood could be seen in the area of where the victim was located and it was marked by cones. Detectives were called to the scene and the blood evidence was photographed.

At this time there are no further updates and no arrests have been made. We believe that the girl is expected to recover from her injuries. At this time the investigation is ongoing and community members wishing to assist in the investigation can help by calling the CrimeoStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).