Investigation Opened After Body Found Behind Sam Adam’s Tap Room Downtown

Boston EMS received a call early Monday morning for a man down behind Sam Adam’s Tap Room, Downtown. When they arrived, they quickly determined the man was deceased and notified Boston Police. Officers from District A-1 responded, and a crime scene was established.

The body of the man, believed to be in his early 20s, became the center of focus. Because it was an unwitnessed death with no obvious cause of death, full notifications were made, with Detectives from the Homicide Unit, District Detectives, Crime Scene Response Unit, and Command Staff responding to the scene.

The scene was processed, and the Medical Examiner’s staff removed the body for autopsy. It was also determined that additional responding units were needed when Detectives discovered a white powder in the process of gathering the victim’s belongings. Given its proximity to the victim, the decision was made to alert hazmat units, leading to a level two hazmat response. Once hazmat teams from Boston Fire and Boston Police arrived on scene to neutralize the substance, investigators concluded the on scene investigation.

The death is currently being treated as suspicious at this time, with the body being released to the Medical Examiner’s Office, pending an autopsy for cause of death and identification.