A construction worker who found a woman's body in an East Boston garage says her face appeared to have been smashed in.
The woman was found on Wednesday morning in a garage on Princeton Street.
Her name has not been released but police say she appeared to be in her 20s.
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There was evidence of trauma on her body although police did not provide details.
The contractor told necn a bloody propane tank was by her body and her phone was ringing.
It's unclear how long the body had been in the garage full of construction materials, but the death was defined as "recent."
The garage was on the property of a building that neighbors said has been vacant for some times.
The contractor said someone broke into the house about a week ago. Neighbors said the house had been a source of problems, but that changed when it was sold for redevelopment.
Investigators are asking neighborhood residents to call them if they saw anything suspicious.