The Massachusetts Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Lowell Police are investigating the death of a 44-year-old woman as a homicide.
Upon receiving reports of an injured woman on Saturday, police arrived to a residence on Pawtucket Boulevard at 11:12 p.m. where they found the victim suffering from serious injuries.
The woman, who was identified as Gloribel Orengo, was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.
A preliminary investigation conducted by Lowell Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, indicated that Orengo was one of several people involved in a physical altercation outside of the residence after being asked to leave a party.
According to Orengo's finance, Miguel Morales, her 27-year-old son, who has Down Syndrome, held her body as she was dying in a parking lot.
"He was holding her, telling her to wake up. That he loved her," Morales recalled.
Morales said he and Orengo were together for 24 years.
"I've had family members passed away. Not long ago, I had my mother, my father, but it doesn't compare to this because she's my soulmate," Morales said.
Area residents say the area where the fight broke out is getting worse.
"It's terrible. I don't understand it," said Joe Fitzpatrick of Lowell. "Someone getting beat up like that. It's uncalled for."
The exact cause of Orengo's death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Orengo leaves behind a total of four children and three grandchildren.
"She loved to cook for everyone," said Morales. "If you needed something and she had it, it was yours. She was just the best."
The district attorney's office is investigating the incident as a homicide and have not made any arrests at this time.