UPDATE: Nick Russo, 21, of Hopkinton Found in Roadway at Eleanor & Elda

It is unknown if the Ruby Tuesday employee found at the intersection of Eleanor and Elda roads was struck by a vehicle or assaulted and dumped in the neighborhood near Walsh Middle and Dunning elementary schools.

UPDATED: 10:30 p.m. Hopkinton Man has been identified as Nick Russo, 21. He is at Boston Medical Center in serious condition, with life threatening injuries. Police have not confirmed his identity, but did confirm he worked at Ruby Tuesday.


UPDATED 6:22 p.m. Framingham Police said the man, 21, injured was employed at


UPDATED 5:05 p.m. Residents in the neighborhood reported seeing a strange car in the neighborhood and a few minutes later a body in the roadway. They told Framingham Police what they witnessed.

Christina Julakis said her husband left the house at 2:10 p.m. and saw nothing and when he came back 20 minutes later he couldn't get down the road.

"My neighbor saw two guys sitting in a car in front of his house. Then a few minutes later he saw someone lying in the road. They think he might have been dumped," added Julakis.

One resident texted Framingham Patch to say a woman detective told him the body may have been dumped.

Another resident texted Patch to say several neighbors did not know the man injured and that a resident treated the man found face down in the roadway, until EMTs arrived. 

The neighborhood is a residential area, near and schools, with lots of young families.

UPDATED 3:55 p.m. Residents in the Elda and Eleanor neighborhood said police told them the man was from Hopkinton.


UPDATED 3 p.m. Framingham has requested a helicopter for a man, 21, found at the intersection of Elda and Eleanor roads, said Lt. Ron Brandolini.

This is off Edgell Road. The initial report was about 2:30 p.m.

Helicopter will land at the on Route 9 around 3 p.m. Helicopter will be headed to Boston Medical Center.

Man suffered a laceration to his head and was unconscious, said Brandolini.

There was scanner chatter of police searching for a tan sedan.

Brandolini said the incident is under investigation.

Framingham Patch will update when we learn more.

Robert Fucci (Editor) May 15, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Helicopters overhead for about an hour now.
Jim Rizoli May 15, 2012 at 09:21 PM
A Helicopter to take the man to the hospital few miles away?? Is the traffic that bad on Edgell Rd Jim@cciile.com
Susan Petroni (Editor) May 15, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Report he had life threatened injuries - severe head trauma. Needed to go to a Boston trauma center for treatment.
Darlene Hayes May 16, 2012 at 02:12 AM
This is my nephew and lives with us. Our family is requesting prayers for Nick's recovery at this time.
Kristen Nason May 16, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Darlene, Hoping and praying your nephew has a full recovery!
Jamie Saporetti May 16, 2012 at 03:17 AM
I am so sorry for what has happened! Gives me the chills and breaks my heart It hits close to home same situation happened in my family was left in the snow and broke both legs after being hit by a car it's awful!! I pray he recovers quick and whatever happened is found out so the person or people responsible are charged the way they NEED to be. Your nephew nick and your family is in my prayers. :-/.
Susan Petroni (Editor) May 16, 2012 at 03:32 AM
@Darlene - Thanks for posting. Hope for a full recovery for your nephew Nick. Our thoughts & prayers! Feel free to email me anytime with an update at susan.petroni@patch.com or texting 508-202-5597.
Susan Petroni (Editor) May 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM
UPDATE: http://framingham.patch.com/articles/nick-russo-in-coma-after-head-surgery-framingham-police-still-investigating


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