12:00 PM: Rita leaves Brenda's house
Friend/Acquaintance of Victim
4:00 PM: Rita calls a friend
Rita called a friend to tell them that she was going to the Silhouette Lounge and extended an invite. They planned to meet at the lounge around 7:00pm that night.
6:12 PM: A 911 call is placed by Rita's neighbor about a fight inside of Rita's apartment
6:19:00 PM: Police arrive at Rita's apartment
Once Law enforcement officers enter her apartment, they find Rita with 20 stab wounds to the chest, however she was still alive.
Rita's neighbor claims that the responding officers took a "long time" to enter her apartment, even though the back door was opened. Investigators later report no signs of forced entry and nothing stolen from Rita's apartment.
Rita is transported to Beth Israel Hospital
Rita passed away at the hospital from cardiac arrest due to the multiple stab wounds to her chest.
Beth Israel Hospital
Boston police reopen Rita's case
At the request of her mother. They requested that members of the community come forward with any new information regarding her murder.