Vigil and rally planned for Deanna Cremin

deannacremin_posterMarking the 18-year anniversary of a cold case that continues to haunt Somerville, friends and family plan to retrace 17-year-old murder victim Deanna Cremin’s last steps on Saturday, March 30.

Cremin was found brutally strangled and her body was dumped behind a housing complex on Jaques Street. Cremin was found at 8 a.m. on March 30, 1995, only two blocks away from her home. She was murdered a few days after her seventeenth birthday.

Cremin’s mother, Katherine Cremin, continues the fight to find justice for her daughter.

“I’m very determined to make sure no stone has been left unturned,” emotes her mother. “If a memory is disturbing, tell someone who knows how to look into it; you never know where it may lead.”

The first event will be an annual Mass of remembrance at St. Anne’s Parish at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Following the Mass, there will be a rally in the Winter Hill School Yard, located just steps from the church. From there, the group will march to the former home of Deanna’s boyfriend (419 Broadway, Somerville).

There they will observe a brief moment of silence, and then, Cremin’s mother will lead the group down the route the girl’s boyfriend alleges he took with her when he walked her halfway home the night she was murdered. The group will also pause at notable locations such as, the halfway point as well as the elderly housing complex where Cremin’s body was discovered.

They will then continue the rest of the way down Jaques Street, symbolically guiding the victim the two remaining blocks home.

“We want to walk Deanna all the way home,” Cremin continues.

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