Waltham teen held in connection with woman's death

Police investigate after a woman was found dead on Adams Street in Waltham

Police investigate after a woman was found dead on Adams Street in Waltham

A MA man is in custody while authorities investigate the suspicious death of a woman at a home in Waltham.

According to the Middlesex District Attorney and Waltham Police, officers arrived to a rooming house on Adams Street at 2:40 a.m. after receiving a report of an assault. When they entered the apartment, police found the woman's body.

A K-9 unit searches for evidence following a suspicious death in Waltham.

A K-9 unit searches for evidence following a suspicious death in Waltham
A K-9 unit searches for evidence following a suspicious death in Waltham

Police said 18-year-old Derrick Lopez of Waltham had been arrested and faces charges of armed assault with the intent to murder, assault and battery causing serious bodily injury.

Authorities said the incident does not appear to be random and there is no danger to the public.

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