Cape DA: body found at Route 6 rest area

UPDATE: Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office releases victim's name

BARNSTABLE - The body of an unidentified woman was found at a rest area on Route 6 early Saturday morning. According to a release from the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office, the body was discovered by a motorist at the eastbound rest area between Exits 6 and 7 around 4 a.m.

State Police Troopers were at the scene by 4:15 a.m.

Sunday afternoon, the DA's Office identified the female victim as 28-year-old Christine Ferreira of Hyannis.

The DA's Office is waiting on additional details from the autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, but said Ferreira died from "multiple stabbing injuries" and "multiple gunshot wounds".

The case is under investigation by State Police detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office and Barnstable police. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on