Massachusetts Man Wanted For Allegedly Stabbing Elderly Man More Than Two Dozen Times

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Police are seeking a Massachusetts man for allegedly stabbing an elderly man more than two-dozen times to death.

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Malden Police Chief Glenn Cronin charged 33-year-old Boston resident Dion Smith with murder for allegedly stabbing 79-year-old Ronald Gilbert some 30 times. Local police found Gilbert’s body decomposing about a month ago in his apartment in Malden, Boston 25 News reported.

Officers first found the body after responding to a Feb. 22 report of “an odor” coming from the abode located within an apartment building on Kennedy Drive in Malden, Massachusetts.

There, law enforcement found Gilbert dead and took note of “obvious signs of decomposition.” The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Massachusetts stated that Gilbert suffered an excess of 30 stab wounds, according to

Investigators estimated that the alleged murder took place in December of 2022. (RELATED: Massachusetts Man Allegedly Shot Wife, 12-Year-Old Son To Death Before Committing Suicide)

Simultaneously, Smith was wanted for grand theft auto of a vehicle that belonged to Gilbert before the body of the elderly man was brought to light, the outlet noted.

Officials stated that they do not believe that the two men previously knew each other.

Smith remains at large.