Friends, Family Say Goodbye to Murdered Teen

With questions still swirling about whether police did enough, friends of a murder victim gathered Friday in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to say goodbye.

Sixteen-year-old Lee Viloria-Paulino was found decapitated last week. His 15-year-old classmate, Mathew Borges, is charged with his murder. And his family says police didn't take them seriously when they said Lee was missing and in trouble.

But Friday, hundreds of people braved the coldest night of the year to say goodbye.

Local

In-depth news coverage of the Greater Boston Area.

Meet the New NBC10Boston.com

40 Great Ways to Have Fun in and Around Boston This Weekend

Many, including city officials, say the police never took the case seriously after the victim's family reported him missing two weeks before his body was found. The mayor has launched an investigation into the police response.

Viloria-Paulino will be buried in the Dominican Republic.

Contact Us