Because it's an “enigma?”
"Dorchester sisters who kept to themselves died unnoticed; Alerted by mail carrier, police discover elderly women’s bodies in a neighborhood where few knew their names" by Jan Ransom, Globe Staff April 03, 2015
Brandt Basile walked up to the squat, dark-blue home on Trull Street on Wednesday, slid the mail into the slot and held it there for a moment, waiting for a woman who lived there to pull it in — like she always did.
But this time, she didn’t. And when Basile thought about it, he said, he realized she had not taken the mail from him for several days. He spotted water leaking from the side of the home, and the 13-year veteran mail carrier knew then that something was wrong. He crossed the street to a neighbor’s home and asked him to call the police.
A short time later, at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, two elderly women were found dead inside the Dorchester home, apparently from natural causes, police said.
Just how long the women had been dead is just as much a mystery as they were.
The two women, according to public records, were 77-year-old Imogene M. Larry and her 72-year-old sister, Rosa M. Larry. They were independent, neighbors said, often seen in past years raking their yard, sweeping the street, and lugging trash bins to the curb, and occasionally shoveling snow. During the winter they never asked for help, but residents on the block chipped in anyway, and took turns shoveling their walkway. As of late, neighbors said, they only saw one woman.
Their block was the scene of two homicides both in 2011 and 2012.
The women kept to themselves and didn’t communicate much with their neighbors; many didn’t even know their names....
"Investigators Wednesday canvassed the scene of a daytime shooting that left a 37-year-old man dead and a woman injured, searching for leads in a crime that set many residents on edge."
I will add any other items from Dorchester that I run across as updates. Or not.