LOWELL- A Lowell man has been charged with the murder of a woman inside his Walker Street apartment Saturday night.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Lowell Police Superintendent William Taylor announced Sunday James Sheedy, 53, who was arrested following a reported suspicious death, has been charged with murder in connection with the case. Sheedy will be arraigned Monday in Lowell District Court.
According to authorities, at approximately 9:30 p.m. last night police responded to a home at 255 Walker St. for a well-being check.
When officers arrived, they found a woman with what appeared to be stab wounds, obviously deceased, officials said.
The victim has not been identified at this time.
Lowell Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex County District Attorney's office launched an immediate investigation into the circumstances of the incident. Through that investigation, it was allegedly discovered Sheedy had stabbed the victim numerous times. Sheedy was arrested near the scene close to the Lord Overpass.
The case is being investigated by Lowell Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.
The Sun initially reported Saturday night family members of Sheedy's called police reporting the suspect was "off his meds" and suicidal.
When an officer responded to the apartment, he found a body and called for backup. Sheedy was not on scene when additional policemen were called to the area.
Police next distributed a photograph of Sheedy and dispatchers said the man may be in possession of a knife and possibly "armed and dangerous," according to radio broadcasts.
Sheedy was soon located on the ramp from Thorndike Street. Radio broadcast reports indicated he called police and alerted them to his location.
At least eight police cruisers were at the scene on Walker Street Saturday, outside a three-story apartment building between Broadway and Middlesex Street.
Follow Samantha Allen on Twitter and Tout @SAllen_89. Robert Mills contributed to this report.