Note: The Green murder was never solved, however I believe to this day that it was caused by her central role in the Welfare Motel scandal. Reports indicated that her head was found in the laundry basket, all but totally separated from her body. A parallel to John the Baptist. I wonder if she was threatening to do the right thing,... guess we will never know, but I would like to think so, she was known as that type of person.

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February 27, 1989, Monday, City Edition


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HEADLINE: Dorchester victim may have let in her killer

BYLINE: By Sean Murphy, Globe Staff

BODY: Authorities believe the Dorchester woman who was killed in her home Saturday evening probably fell victim to an assailant she knew and trusted.

Eileen M. Green, 46, a social worker with the state Department of Social Services, was found stabbed to death in the den.

Green died of multiple stab wounds in the back of her neck, according to Leonard Atkins, assistant state medical examiner.

Police said the wounds apparently were inflicted with a heavy, bladed instrument, possibly a machete, which left deep lacerations along a 5-inch area at the base of her skull.

No weapon was found at the scene.

Kenneth Green, 27, found his mother's body at about 6 p.m. on Saturday. Police said Green was lying face down under a pile of her clothes in the Milton Avenue house.

The duplex-styled house is a short distance from Gallivan Boulevard in the Lower Mills section of Dorchester.

Kenneth Green and his sister, April, 28, declined to comment yesterday afternoon.

Authorities have ruled out sexual assault and robbery as a possible motive in the killing, a police source said. Green apparently let her assailant into the first-floor apartment on Saturday afternoon. Neighbors reported no unusual activities or people in the neighborhood on Saturday.

Police last night were attempting to locate a man believed to have been a guest at Green's home on Saturday.

"She was a loving, caring person," said Sylvia Jones, Green's twin sister. "She especially loved children and worked with abused children for the state."

Jones said her sister was active in housing, education and employment issues in her Dorchester neighborhood. "She was the kind of person who was always interested in making the community a better place to live in."

"We have to accept that she is gone," Jones said. "Nothing is going to bring her back."

Green, a widow, lived with April and her grandson, Timothy, 7. Jones said her sister grew up in Dorchester in a family of eight children and attended public schools before marrying. She attended Northeastern University and began work for the state several years ago, she said.

Eileen Green maintained an office at the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center in the South End, but devoted most of her hours to casework. Her primary responsibility was to check on the welfare of children reportedly abused by parents in sections of Roxbury and Dorchester.

Green was the 16th murder victim reported in Boston this year. Homicide detectives are still appealing to the public for information relating to last week's slaying of a Beacon Hill store clerk.

Naveen Giri, 22, a Nepalese aviation student, was stabbed to death at about 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 while working at Mrs. Fields, a cookie store on Charles Street.