Police Looking for Suspect in Connection to Lowell Man’s Death

Police are looking for 53-year-old Anthony 'Tony' Massetti in connection with a Lowell man's death

Massachusetts officials are asking for the public's help in locating a man, who is believed to be homeless, in connection with a death in Lowell.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Lowell Police Superintendent Kelly Richardson would like the public's assistance finding 53-year-old Anthony "Tony" Massetti in connection with a 51-year-old man who was found dead Saturday night in his house.

Around 5:09 p.m. Saturday, Lowell police responded to a 911 call for an unresponsive man found in his Wilder Street home.

Police found the victim on the floor with apparent trauma and he was pronounced dead on scene.

The medical examiner determined his cause of death was blunt force injuries and the manner of death was homicide.

Officials say Massetti, who is known to the victim, had been at the residence and they have probable cause to believe Massetti is responsible for striking the victim during an altercation that resulted in his death. 

Massetti frequently remains in Lowell, according to authorities, and he's known to use a bicycle to get around. Police say he is possibly in possession of one or more firearms. 

Massetti has several distinguishable tattoos, including "TONY" on his right bicep, the Rolling Stones' logo on his right forearm, and a dragon on his left forearm.

This does not appear to be a random act, according to officials, however, the public is advised to not approach Massetti as he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding Massetti's whereabouts is asked to contact Lowell police at 978-937-3200 or Massachusetts State Police at 508-820-2121.

This investigation is open and ongoing.

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