New Bedford Mom Found in Submerged SUV May Have Been Stabbed
Massachusetts State Police have not confirmed any details about their investigation into the deaths of two people whose bodies were found inside a submerged SUV in Boston Friday.
However, family members of 21-year old Tatianna L. Morales of New Bedford are telling Boston news outlets that the mother of two was found with stab wounds. “I don’t know what could’ve been happening, but for her to be stabbed that is very brutal,” a cousin of Morales told Boston 25 News. “She was stabbed. I have no clue – I don’t want to make speculations,” Yeison Giron, Morales' high school boyfriend, told WBZ CBS 4.
Morales, who had been missing since last Tuesday, was found inside the sunken vehicle mid-day Friday along with Djovany Pierre, 21, of Roxbury. Detectives are said to be looking through surveillance camera footage to determine exactly how the two ended up in the water. Pierre also goes by the name of Vanny Barrz.
Morales was the mother of two and the registered owner of the white Ford Escape that was pulled from the water. Morales was last seen August 11 at around 10:30 at night in Roxbury where she had reportedly gone to pick up her young son, who was just about to turn two, according to her family members.
Massachusetts State Police say that at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 14, they responded to the area of the Black Falcon Terminal in Boston's Seaport District after developing information that a vehicle had entered the water at that spot earlier in the week. A Boston Fire Department diver entered the water and located the vehicle about 15 feet from the pier in more than 30 feet of water. Three MSP divers then determined there were two deceased victims inside. They extricated the female victim and brought her body to shore. The male victim could not be immediately extricated, so divers hooked tow cables to the SUV and it was winched out by a truck. The male victim was then removed from the vehicle. The State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County, Boston Police, and Massport Police were also on the scene.
State police have released no details on the cause and manner of the two deaths, citing the presence of an ongoing investigation.