Identity of Waltham Murder Victim Confirmed

For Immediate Release July 16, 2017
Contact: Press Office

WALTHAM – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Waltham Chief of Police Keith MacPherson have confirmed that the victim found deceased on Adams Street in Waltham was Christin Tobin, 36, of Waltham. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the cause of death to be sharp force trauma.

Yesterday at approximately 2:40 a.m., Waltham Police responded to a report of an assault on a female. Upon entering the residence, police located the body of Christin Tobin.

Derrick Lopez, 18, of Waltham, is currently in custody in connection with this incident and is charged with murder, assault and battery causing serious bodily injury and armed assault with intent to murder. These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The defendant will be arraigned tomorrow in Waltham District Court. 

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