Norwood body identified as missing Somerville man - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Norwood body identified as missing Somerville man

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NORWOOD, Mass. (WHDH) - The body found behind a Norwood school Wednesday afternoon has been identified as a Somerville man who disappeared last week.

Vincent Lalli, 66, was reported missing to the Somerville Police Department earlier this week. He was last seen a week ago.

Investigators were able to use fingerprint analysis to identify the body. Lalli suffered severe trauma, so he wasn't able to be identified on face alone.

Police searched Lalli's home in Somerville early Friday morning and collected evidence. They said they are still searching for a suspect and a motive.

Maria Veliz, the victim's landlord, said that Lalli moved in just a few months ago with two roommates. She said he was divorced with an 11-year-old son and that it wasn't unusual to hear fighting coming from the first floor apartment.

"You can hear them yelling and screaming, but every time I told them keep it down, they would say the same thing, it's not going to happen again," said Veliz.

According to court documents obtained by 7News, Lalli and his roommate had been fighting, so much so that Lalli had filed a restraining order two weeks ago, saying that his roommate threatened to slit his throat.

The fighting was so bad that Veliz went to court looking to evict Lalli from his apartment just a few days after the restraining order was filed.

The body was found behind Coakley Middle School in Norwood Wednesday afternoon by a dogwalker. The discovery rattled the neighborhood. Residents worried about their children and their safety.

"Scary they used this as a dump site, if that is what it was," said one resident.
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