Public Assistance Sought as Anniversary of 2019 Murder of Paul Wilson Approaches

Public Assistance Sought as Anniversary of 2019 Murder of Paul Wilson Approaches

CAMBRIDGE – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Acting Cambridge Police Commissioner Christine Elow are requesting assistance from the public as the anniversary of the January 2, 2019 murder of Paul Wilson approaches.

Over the past three years, officials have continued to actively investigate this case, including conducting forensic testing, investigating other similar incidents that have occurred in Cambridge and other communities and following up with individuals who have come forward following the attack.

As a result of the investigation and with the help of the public, some progress has been made, but a suspect has not been identified at this time. For this reason, today police and prosecutors are again asking anyone with any information related to this incident to contact law enforcement.

At approximately 6:48 p.m., on January 2, 2019, the Cambridge Police responded to Danehy Park following a report of what appeared to be a body lying on the paved pathway under a lit street lamp. Upon arrival, police located Mr. Wilson suffering from significant head trauma. He was transported to Beth Israel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead as a result of multiple blunt force injuries to his head.

Mr. Wilson was approximately 6’6” tall and was found in a location visible from the parking lot wearing shorts, a red winter coat, a winter hat and gloves.

Investigators determined that on the day of the attack, Mr. Wilson took a Blue Bike to and from work at IBM. He came home from work by arriving at Porter MBTA Station, rode a Blue Bike home and parked it by his house on Sherman Street before walking through Danehy Park.

Anyone with information about this case can contact Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office at (781) 897-6600, Cambridge Police at 617-349-3121 directly or through a third party. The family of Paul Wilson is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for Paul’s death.

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