12 Years Pass

Somerville — On March 30, 12 years ago, Deanna Cremin was murdered.
She was a Somerville High School student and was a volunteer at SCAT. She was a daughter and a friend. She worked at Star Market and was also studying in the Child Development Program at SHS.

And she was murdered.
Just four days after she celebrated her 17th birthday in March 1995, Deanna Cremin was murdered. Cremin’s body was found behind a senior housing complex on Winter Hill, her death apparently from strangulation.

Her killer has never been found.
“I don’t even know what to say anymore except for will someone please come forward and resolve this crime,” said her mother, Katherine Cremin.

It is a difficult time of year for the family, Katherine said. Her daughter would have turned 29 on Monday. A memorial Mass was held at St. Ann’s church on Saturday. And the anniversary of her murder is Friday. Her family is doing well, Katherine says and “pulling together more than ever to support one another through this very difficult time of year.”

On top of it all, the wreath that is replaced annually at Deanna Cremin Square is missing. “How low can people go?” her mother asked.

Those who have any information regarding the Deanna Cremin case may call the Somerville Detective Bureau at 617-625-1600. All calls are confidential.

For more information on Deanna Cremin, or the reward foundation and the scholarship it endows, contact www.deannacremin.org
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Posted Mar 27, 2007 @ 02:54 PM