Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect in Everett Homicide

For Immediate Release March 2, 2017
Contact: Press Office

EVERETT – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Everett Chief of Police Steven Mazzie have announced that an arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect in the murder of Francis Brescia, 65, of Everett.

The suspect has been identified as David Grossack, 47. Grossack is believed to be homeless and was last seen in the Boston area. He has brown hair, hazel eyes and is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 175 lbs. The preliminary investigation into this matter suggests that this was not a random act; however the public should not attempt to approach Grossack and should contact law enforcement immediately if they have any information regarding this investigation.

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office responded to an apartment located at 25 Oakland Avenue in Everett. Upon arrival police located the body of Francis Brescia in an advanced state of decomposition. Police were notified by the building’s landlord who discovered the body following a well-being check. The case was referred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who upon inspection of the body identified several traumatic injuries to the victim and ruled the manner of death to be homicide. The cause of death is being withheld at this point to protect the integrity of the investigation.

Anyone with information on this case should contact the Massachusetts State Police at (781) 897-6600 or the Everett Police Department at (617) 384-2361 or online at

This case is being investigated by the Everett Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. 

This is an ongoing homicide investigation and no additional details are being made publicly available at this time. 

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