EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 10, 2013

Pelham police make progress in bloody discovery

Blood in Pelham

By John Toole
jtoole@eagletribune.com

---- — PELHAM — Police are making progress in their investigation of an incident that left “a significant amount of blood” outside a Marsh Road residence over the weekend.

“We have a lead on the persons involved,” Lt. Brian McCarthy said.

Police did not announce any arrests or release details.

McCarthy expressed hope police would be able to do so soon.

They have said there is no danger to the public.

They appealed for the public’s help Sunday after a family found the blood outside their home.

An argument in the middle of the night preceded the family’s discovery of the blood the next morning, according to police.

Police received the report about the blood about 8:45 a.m. Sunday. It came from a residence near the intersection of Marsh and Mammoth Roads.

The argument is believed to have happened about 2 a.m. and did not involve the homeowners.

The intersection is close to the Massachusetts line. Mammoth Road is Route 128 and crosses into Dracut.

“The Pelham police are looking for any information regarding what took place in the area of 199 Marsh Road,” the department said in a press release. “At this point, the preliminary investigation has led the police to believe that there was a verbal dispute that had taken place at approximately 2 a.m. in that vicinity.”

Police weren’t notified at the time of the argument, so they did not respond then.

It’s unclear based on the information police have released so far whether someone was injured in the neighborhood or came there from somewhere else with injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Anne Perriello or Officer Brian Barbato at 635-2411.