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BlueWaveNeverEnd

(8,497 posts)
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 02:17 AM Jun 2023

genetic DNA analysis identifies 35 yr old Boston attorney as serial rapist active 15 years ago

Mystery Boston serial rapist identified as New Jersey attorney 15 years later through DNA analysis




Authorities announced Nilo’s arrest at a press conference on Tuesday.




Boston authorities say an alleged serial rapist and kidnapper has been identified after more than a decade through advanced forensic genealogy and DNA analysis. The suspect, who now reportedly works as an attorney in New York City, was arrested in New Jersey on Tuesday.

Matthew J. Nilo, 35, was arrested at around 4:30 p.m. at his home in Weehawken. He formerly lived in the North End of Boston and has now been accused of sexually assaulting four women in the Terminal Street area on Aug. 18, 2007, Nov. 22, 2007, Aug. 5, 2008, and Dec. 23, 2008.

Nilo, who police say could have been a college student at the time, around age 19 or 20, is charged with three counts of aggravated rape, two counts of kidnapping, one count of assault with intent to rape, and one count of indecent assault and battery.

"Today’s arrest is a direct result of the FBI’s use of investigative genetic genealogy, a unique method used to generate new leads in unsolved sex assaults, homicides and other violent crimes," Boston FBI Special Agent In Charge Joe Bonavolonta said at a press conference Tuesday.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/mystery-boston-serial-rapist-identified-new-jersey-attorney-15-years-later-dna-analysis-fbi


Authorities added that the four victims — who have not been named publicly — have been informed of Nilo’s arrest and pending extradition to Boston.

“We certainly realize that identifying this individual does not ease their pain, nothing can, but hopefully it answers some questions,” Bonavolonta stated.

At the time of his arrest, Nilo was a cyber claims lawyer with the Cowbell insurance firm, according to his LinkedIn.





In addition to Massachusetts and New Jersey, authorities said Nilo has lived in New York, Wisconsin, and California, and appealed to any potential additional victims to contact Boston police or the FBI. Police said some of the known victims were picked up in downtown Boston and taken to Charlestown.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/mystery-boston-serial-rapist-identified-new-jersey-attorney-15-years-later-dna-analysis-fbi

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genetic DNA analysis identifies 35 yr old Boston attorney as serial rapist active 15 years ago (Original Post) BlueWaveNeverEnd Jun 2023 OP
This guy would have had gotten away with these crimes Sky Jewels Jun 2023 #1
My thoughts exactly. BigmanPigman Jun 2023 #2
Great post malaise Jun 2023 #4
Yes the US DNA databases are so big now, it is much easier to match DNA samples. Irish_Dem Jun 2023 #5
I doubt that these four victims are the only ones. ExWhoDoesntCare Jun 2023 #3
Yes the police know there are more victims. Irish_Dem Jun 2023 #6
(NO) North Shore Chicago Jun 2023 #7
Wonder what his serial murder count is? A violent rapist at 19/20 ms liberty Jun 2023 #8
would have loved to see his face when the cops knocked on his door BlueWaveNeverEnd Jun 2023 #9
Bet he was no longer grinning malaise Jun 2023 #10
he looks a bit frightened in handcuffs BlueWaveNeverEnd Jun 2023 #11
Thanks malaise Jun 2023 #12
I have a feeling he is not going to like LisaL Jun 2023 #13

Sky Jewels

(7,311 posts)
1. This guy would have had gotten away with these crimes
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 02:39 AM
Jun 2023

had he been born in a slightly earlier era. Hooray for science and technology!

Irish_Dem

(50,308 posts)
5. Yes the US DNA databases are so big now, it is much easier to match DNA samples.
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 07:30 AM
Jun 2023

Even ten years ago it was much harder to find someone using DNA.

 

ExWhoDoesntCare

(4,741 posts)
3. I doubt that these four victims are the only ones.
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 04:22 AM
Jun 2023

It's rare indeed for one of these creeps to commit that many rapes that often, and then stop forever.

More women will be coming forward.

It's gonna get ugly.

Irish_Dem

(50,308 posts)
6. Yes the police know there are more victims.
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 07:35 AM
Jun 2023

That is why they named the perp's previous home locations and are asking victims to contact them.

Yes there are more victims.

ms liberty

(8,702 posts)
8. Wonder what his serial murder count is? A violent rapist at 19/20
Thu Jun 1, 2023, 08:20 AM
Jun 2023

Doesn't just stop, particularly if the never get caught. Dude's 35 now.

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