12:20 p.m. Update: Michael Losee, 41, of Malden, was arraigned on first-degree murder charges. Malden District Court Judge Lee Johnson presided over the arraignment and ordered Losee held without bail. Losee is back in court on April 29 for a pre-trial conference, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.
Malden police have arrested a suspect in the death of a Clarendon Street man.
Michael Losee, 41, of Malden, was arrested and charged with homicide after he turned himself in to police late Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement by the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.
“This appears to be a tragic incident of domestic violence, committed by the spouse of the victim,” District Attorney Leone said. “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this troubling homicide and are deeply saddened by what appears to be yet another domestic violence homicide in Middlesex County.”
Officers responded to calls about a body around 10:30 a.m., according to an earlier DA statement. Police at the time strongly suspected the death was a homicide according to Malden Police Lt. Marc Gatcomb.
The DA’s office has identified the victim as Brian Bergeron, 55, who lived at the apartment with Losee.
“Malden Police and State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office began an immediate investigation into the circumstances of the death,” read the DA statement. “Upon further investigation, it was revealed that the defendant and victim were spouses. It is alleged that the defendant fatally stabbed the victim in their residence.”
According to the DA’s office, Losee called a friend in Florida after stabbing Bergeron. That friend then called the police.
By 11:45 a.m., Malden police had issued a “be on the lookout” (BOLO) call for a , license plate 674-NP9, to surrounding police departments, saying the vehicle was connected to a homicide investigation. Gatcomb confirmed this afternoon Malden police were looking for the vehicle in connection with the Clarendon Street case.
Bergeron’s death is the second murder in Malden in less than a week. Last Thursday, police discovered the bodies of Burton Berenson and Irving Burkin, both 65, in the Dartmouth Street apartment they shared. Authorities believe Berenson shot Burkin several times before turning the shotgun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide.