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Authorities ID Body Found Burned Near Lynn Playground

The grisly discovery was just steps away from a playground and baseball field

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    Friends of Burning Death Victim Speak Out

    The body found burned in Lynn has been identified as 29-year-old Tito Lopez-Elbanks.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018)

    Authorities have released the name of the man reportedly found dead near a playground in Lynn, Massachusetts.

    According to the Essex District Attorney's Office, 29-year-old Tito Lopez-Elbanks' body was discovered at about 2:10 p.m. last Thursday by a dog walker near the area of Frey Park near Oak Street, just steps away from a playground and baseball field. Authorities say his body had been burned. 

    Officials are continuing their investigation on what they called a suspicious death after a burned body was found near a playground in Lynn, Massachusetts.
    According to the Essex District Attorneys Office, the body has been identified as a 19-year-old male. The man's name has not yet been released. 
    The body was discovered at about 2:10 p.m. Thursday by a dog walker near the area of Frey Park near Oak Street, just steps away from a playground and baseball field.
    "You worry about the coyotes that might come out but never finding a dead body," Marie Barone, a Lynn resident, said.
    The grisly discovery left Lynn residents shocked and disturbed.
    "This is probably one of the worst things I've heard from in Lynn for a long time," one resident said.

    "You worry about the coyotes that might come out but never finding a dead body," Marie Barone, a Lynn resident, said.

    Disturbing Discovery in Lynn

    [NECN] Disturbing Discovery in Lynn

    Malcolm Johnson reports from Lynn, where a burned body has been identified as a 29-year-old man.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018)

    Authorities identified the body as Lopez-Elbanks on Saturday morning. His body was burned so badly, according to officials, that it took extra time to properly identify him.

    A makeshift memorial at the base of a burnt tree has been established, with a boquet of flowers and a bottle of Hennessey's current marking the ground in Lopez-Elbanks' memory.

    The grisly discovery left Lynn residents shocked and disturbed.

    "This is probably one of the worst things I've heard from in Lynn for a long time," one resident said.

    Lopez-Elbanks' family has been notified of his death.

    Authorities are continuing to investigate the circumstances of his death. Police are describing his death as "suspicious."

    Police Continue Investigation Into Discovery of Burned Body

    [NECN] Police Continue Investigation Into Discovery of Burned Body

    Police continue to investigate the discovery of a burned body found Tuesday near a Lynn, Massachusetts playground. EDITOR'S NOTE: The Essex DA's office has since identified the body as 29-year-old Tito Lopez-Ebanks. 

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018)

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