For Immediate Release - December 02, 2016

Lawrence Homicide Victim Identified

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has positively identified the victim as Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, 16, of Lawrence, according to District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.  Mr. Viloria-Paulino was last seen on Friday, November 18, 2016 at approximately 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

“This is a tragic loss for his family and friends,” District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said.  “We are working tirelessly to determine the person or persons responsible for Mr. Viloria-Paulino’s death.”

The Essex District Attorney's Office and the Essex State Police Detective Unit are directing this investigation with assistance from the Lawrence Police, and various Massachusetts State Police assets, including Crime Scene Services, Dive Team and Air Wing.