After a rash of disappearances in the city - and the subsequent discovery of bodies in the water - Boston residents have been buzzing about the possibility of a serial killer on the loose in the city. But officials are saying there is no evidence to support the theory.
Residents have been speculating about a recent increase in victims - specifically young men - who have vanished in the city and are later discovered in the Charles River or other bodies of water.
But Boston Police Commissioner said detectives have been investigating each incident and that there is no connection discovered so far.
“There’s no sinister plot out there,” Evans said during a recent radio interview. “There’s some bandit…the smiley face bandit or something, I’ve heard it,” he continued, addressing the rumors. “But…unfortunately when the tragedy is over, we’ve been able to watch video and we’ve watched these kids, basically almost from when the time when they left the club to the time when they went into the water.
“There’s no one out there killing these kids. It’s just a matter of…we’ve got to educate these kids, especially if they’re not from the city. They shouldn’t be taking shortcuts to the train station or leaving their friends.”