UPDATED: 8:14am Saturday, June 3:
The victim in this morning’s murder-suicide on Phillips Road in New Bedford can now publicly be identified as eight-year-old Dante Hazard.
The Bristol County District Attorney’s office, along with Fall River Police, New Bedford Police and Massachusetts State Police have been actively been investigating the March 2019 disappearance of Lisa Hazard. Through our Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies Initiative, the Lisa Hazard case was one of several cases highlighted on our website, in press releases and through regional media interviews.
As part of this missing person investigation, about two-and-a-half weeks ago detectives executed a court-issued search warrant at 1643 Phillips Road. Those search warrants have been sealed by the court as part of the ongoing investigation into Ms. Hazard’s disappearance.
George Scott aand Lisa Hazard.
The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office and New Bedford Police Department are investigating the death of a man and a young child at a New Bedford home in what appears to be a murder-suicide.
At approximately 8:00am on Friday, June 2 multiple agencies responded to a home at 1643 Phillips Road in New Bedford, blocking off traffic and creating a crime scene. Detectives could be seen walking in and out of the home wearing white plastic covers on their feet and at one point carrying knives.
We spoke with neighbors and they tell us that allegedly there were two individuals found deceased inside the Philip Road home after police did a wellness check. According to the neighbors, family and friends could not get a hold of the occupants of the home for some time.
Found deceased in the home was George Scott III son of former Boston Red Sox player George “Boomer” Scott, as a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend Lisa Hazard in 2019 and an 8-year old boy, believed to be his son, appears to have serious injuries. Several knives were recovered from the scene. “There’s been a lot of work put into this case, again, since 2019, investigating her disappearance,” Bristol County District Attorney Quinn said.
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