Boston Police Say ‘Person of Interest’ in Jean McGuire Sting No Longer a ‘Person of Interest’

BOSTON – Boston Police say they have identified a person they were looking for in connection with the stabbing death of 91-year-old civil rights pioneer Jean McGuire in Franklin Park last week, and he is no longer a person of interest in the case.

McGuire was stabbed Oct. 11 while walking her dog on a trail near Seaver Street.

Investigators released photos of a person of interest Wednesday and are looking for help from the public.

Police told WBZ-TV Thursday afternoon they had identified the man in the photos and spoke with him. Police said he is no longer a person of interest and no one has been arrested or charged at this point in the investigation.

McGuire was the first black woman elected to the Boston School Committee and a former director of METCO’s desegregation program.

She was Released from Hospital Tuesday. In a exclusive interview with WBZ-TV On Wednesday, McGuire said self-defense training helped her fight off her attacker.

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