Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Connection to Rugby Road Homicide

At about 1:30 PM, on Sunday, October 29, 2023, officers assigned to the Anti-Crime Unit of District A-1 (Downtown) arrested Marc Scutt, 29, of Boston in the area of 131 Tremont Street. At the time of the arrest, the suspect was wanted on a warrant for Murder that was issued out of Dorchester District Court for the death of Jean Casseus, 78, of Mattapan. The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester Court on Monday.

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At approximately 10:59 AM, on Thursday, October 19, 2023, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed at 18 Rugby Rd in Mattapan. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from life threatening wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at 617-343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at 617-431-0125.