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FRAMINGHAM – Speaking at a press conference this morning, May 27 City of Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer announced the woman killed at a Framingham apartment complex was “stabbed.”

Yesterday, May 26, authorities announced the woman found dead at Halstead Apartments in Framingham was Jasmyn Beatty, 28

Framingham Police responding to a 9-1-1 call from a man reporting the death of Beatty at the Halstead Apartments on Route 9 found her dead with a “significant slash wound to the back of her neck.”

Police and the Middlesex District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday night they were investigating an apparent homicide. The 9-1-1 call was around 8;30 a.m. on May 25.

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Beatty, lived at 1610 Worcester Road in an apartment, and had come to the City from Cranston, Rhode Island. She lived alone with her dog at the apartment, said DA Ryan.

According to her Linkedin profile she previously worked at TJX Companies as a Senior Financial Analyst  for 5 years before taking a position as a Senior Financial Planning Analyst at Staples HQ in March 2021.

She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2015.

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District Attorney Ryan said there are no cameras on the Halstead Apartment complex, but authorities are looking at the surrounding area for videos.

“We are asking you to think back to the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 25th, thinking about whether you have seen or heard something that either seemed unusual or now in light of knowing what happened may have attached additional importance to,” Ryan said.

Anyone who saw or heard anything is asked to call Framingham police at 508-872-1212.

Framingham Deputy Police Chief Sean Riley said the department has increased patrols in the apartment complex area.

“We understand, as I mentioned that the community is on edge, that the sense of safety has been shaken by Jasmyn’s death and by uncertainty as to what brought her to that moment,” DA Ryan said.

The DA’s office is investigating this death as a homicide, even though the Massachusetts Medical Examiner has not ruled a cause of death, yet.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.