Body Parts Found in Somerville on Sunday was a Human Head

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By William Tauro

Update:

The human remains that were discovered over the weekend in Somerville via a tip called into the Massachusetts State Police which was said to ultimately lead them to a human head that was wedged inside an old tire that was on the railroad tracks

underneath the School Street Bridge in Somerville.

The head is believed to be of Vincent Lalli, 66, of Somerville, whose body was discovered in Norwood last month.

The head is believed to be of Vincent Lalli, 66, of Somerville, whose body was discovered in Norwood last month.
Anthony Canejo Sr. was arraigned last month in Somerville District Court on charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Somerville District Court Judge Antoinette Leoney ordered him held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing that was scheduled for February 21.
Anthony Canejo Jr. was also arraigned that same week in Somerville District Court and was charged with being an accessory after an armed assault with intent to murder and accessory after an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Judge Leoney ordered him held on $250,000 cash bail. He was also held without bail on a probation violation.
The body of Lalli was discovered January 29 behind the Coakley Middle School in Norwood by Norwood Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office. As a result of an ongoing investigation, authorities believe that Lalli was killed in Somerville, in Middlesex County

Sundays Breaking News Story original :
On Sunday morning Massachusetts State and Somerville Police positioned officers underneath the School Street Bridge in Somerville while their conducting an investigation regarding alleged body parts that have been discovered.
The entire area is closed off and surrounded with police crime scene tape.
Police aren’t saying much, but we will keep you up to posted as we learn more.
This story still is developing…

Story of original arrest in February:

Somerville Father and Son Charged in Connection with Body Found in Norwood

SOMERVILLE – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan informs the public today that Anthony Canejo Sr.,
52, and Anthony Canejo Jr., 30, both of Somerville, have been charged in connection with the investigation of the death of Vincent Lalli, 66, of Somerville, whose body was discovered in Norwood.
Anthony Canejo Sr. was arraigned today in Somerville District Court on charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Somerville District Court Judge Antoinette Leoney ordered him held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for February 21.
Anthony Canejo Jr. was also arraigned today in Somerville District Court and was charged with being an accessory after an armed assault with intent to murder and accessory after an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Judge Leoney ordered him held on $250,000 cash bail. He was also held without bail on a probation violation. His next court date is March 28 for a pre-trial hearing.
The body of Lalli was discovered January 29 behind the Coakley Middle School in Norwood by Norwood Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office. As a result of an ongoing investigation, authorities believe that Lalli was killed in Somerville, in Middlesex County.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
The defendants and victim were known to each other. Authorities determined that Lalli lived with the defendants in an apartment in Somerville. It is alleged that Anthony Canejo Sr. assaulted the victim with a crowbar and strangled the victim. Authorities allege that Canejo Sr. then removed the victim’s body from the Somerville apartment. Anthony Canejo Jr. then allegedly assisted his father by helping to dispose of the body in Norwood, where it was later discovered.
Anthony Canejo Sr. was arrested Thursday in Quincy. Anthony Canejo Jr. was arrested this morning in Watertown. The investigation is ongoing by Massachusetts State Police assigned to both the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office with assistance from the State Police Special Tactical Operations Team, Norwood Police, Somerville Police, Quincy Police, and Watertown Police.
The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adrienne Lynch.

Photo by Frank Santangelo

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