Elaine Driscoll, the spokesperson for the Boston Police Department, confirms today that the investigation into the Daniel Yakovleff murder continues to be a priority.
"The murder of Daniel Yakovleff remains a very active investigation. Homicide detectives in conjunction with the District Attorney's office are working very hard to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding Daniel's tragic death," she says.
Driscoll continues, "We share Daniel's family and friends desire to find the person responsible for this. Investigators are still very interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen Daniel at the Eagle Bar that night. We want to know who he was there with and who he may have left with."
In the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 17, police discovered the body of Yakovleff with a fatal stab wound to the chest. Sources say the 20-year-old openly gay hairstylist was last seen leaving the Eagle bar in the South End on Wednesday, Jan. 16 and was found by authorities around 6:10 a.m. the following day.
I was contacted by Yakovleff's relatives earlier this week looking for an update. While media interest in this story seems to have waned, I plan to continue to dig for the truth.
Click here for my story on the Yakovleff investigation.