Autopsy concludes Hinsdale woman was victim of homicide

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HINSDALE — A state medical examiner is ruling the death of Kassedi Clark a homicide.

After an autopsy, Dr. Robert Welton, for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, concluded in a preliminary report that the 24-year-old Hinsdale woman died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

The woman's estranged boyfriend, Michael S. Boulais, 32, is scheduled to be arraigned on one count of murder Tuesday morning in central Berkshire District Court. Boulais is being held without bail at the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction without bail, pending his arraignment.

Clark's body was found by police Friday, inside a vehicle at 53 Ashmere Drive, after receiving a 911 call about 8:30 a.m. reporting a possible shooting. Caseworkers from the Department of Children & Families were contacted to provide assistance to children who lived at that address. It was not clear how many children were present, or whether they were related to Boulais or Clark.

Clark was a student in Berkshire Community College's nursing program.

The investigation is being conducted by state troopers assigned to the District Attorney's Office, members of the Hinsdale and Dalton police departments, the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, state troopers assigned to the Cheshire barracks, the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services and Ballistics Sections and forensic scientists assigned to the state police crime laboratory.


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