SAN DIEGO, Calif. (MyFoxBoston.com) – The man wanted in connection with a burned body parts investigation in Massachusetts was arrested in San Diego.
Reginald Cummings was crossing into the United States from Mexico when he was stopped by agents from the U.S. Border Patrol. Agents ran his name through a national database and saw he had an outstanding warrant for a disturbing the peace charge and a red flag next to his name. The flag alerted border patrol to call Mass. State Police.
FOX 25's Ted Daniel learned investigators were looking for the 25-year-old aspiring rapper in connection with the death of 24-year-old Dennis R. Jackson, of Haverhill. Daniel learned Jackson's identity through family and friends who had posted on social media and a memorial Website.
Mass. State Police served a search warrant at a Salisbury home rented by Cummings last Friday. The warrant was issued as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
That investigation involves limbs and other human body parts set on fire Nov. 13 and left to burn on the grounds of the Bridgewater State Psychiatric Hospital. The next morning, a torched torso was found in Hyde Park. Investigators believe the remains were from the apparent victim of a murder.
Jackson was an associate of Cummings and was known to stay at Cummings' Salisbury apartment. Nobody has seen Jackson or been able to contact him since about the time the body parts were discovered.
Investigators had searched and removed items from Cummings' home. While FOX 25 does not know all that was found when police searched the apartment, a source told Daniel that it was a mess except for the upstairs bathroom. The source said a shower curtain and a floor rug were missing and the bathroom had been wiped clean.