(This new information has been supported by the victim’s family for a media release of this new find as of today.)
By William Tauro
The Somerville Police Department and Middlesex District Attorney’s Office are in possession of new evidence that has recently surfaced regarding the murder of 17 year old Deanna Cremin who’s body was found in Somerville on March 30th 1995.
Deanna Cremin was found behind a senior housing complex four days after her seventeenth birthday. An autopsy revealed she had been strangled, and her murder remains unsolved.
The new evidence received this past week leads back to over twelve years ago to the end of the Mayor Dorothy Kelly Gay’s Administration right into the beginning of the new current Mayor Joseph Curtatone’s Administration year.
The new evidence allegedly alludes that the current administration or the mayor may have been involved in an alleged stalling tactic and “stifled” the investigation.
The new evidence received that the authorities have in their possession as evidence pertains to the murder that reads in part-Censored version:(“The police department was very close to uncovering the Deanna Cremin murder.” “Apparently, on the heels of the arrest or blowing the story open the Curtatone Administration or xxxxxx xxx stifled the investigation.” “He said that this story is well known by certain officers on the force to this day.” “xx xxxxxx went on to tell me that the investigation was centered none other then the brother of the former xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxx xxxxxx developer of which xxx xxxxx xxxxxxxxxx.” “As you well know the xxxxxx xxxxxxxx is a close friend and xxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx of the mayor.”
“He’s a xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx in the city. I am sharing this story with you because the only thing I could think of at night is a poor family of Deanna Cremin who spent over 20 years trying to get justice.”)
With more and more people coming forward and leads coming in everyday, law enforcement authorities must investigate everyone of them leaving no stone unturned.
Summary of the case:
In 1995 Deanna Cremin from Somerville, Massachusetts; was a student at Somerville High School, studied the Child Development Program (working with third graders) and was interested in being a pre-school teacher.
At the time, Deanna worked at Star Market and volunteered at Somerville Cable Access Television. She had three brothers and two sisters.
Deanna’s boyfriend, Tommy LeBlanc, would often walked Deanna home from his house every night, making sure she got inside and calling her when he got home.
Days after Deanna’s 17th birthday, she was out with her friends and seeing her boyfriend, where she was studying. LeBlanc would then walk her back to her front door.
However, this time he would only walk her half way, claimed she was walking to her house when they had departed from each other and did not call her. This was the last time Deanna was seen.
Deanna’s curfew was 10PM and she still had not made it home, by midnight her mother Katherine Cremin, had tried to contact her on her pager but received no answer.
The next morning, Katherine called Deanna’s boyfriend to bring her home, he told her he walked her halfway home the night before. Worried about Deanna’s whereabouts, her father phoned her high school to make sure she was in class. Katherine who was at work, received a phone call from her husband and heard the worst news of her life.
At 8AM Deanna’s body was found behind a senior housing complex on Jaques Street, not far from her home. Two children, who Deanna babysat, were walking to school when they had discovered her body mostly undressed. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled to death.
There were three main suspects; Tommy LeBlanc, a Somerville firefighter more than twice Cremin’s age, said to have been fixated on her; and a third adult man, later imprisoned at Massachusetts Correctional Institution – Cedar Junction. But no charges were pressed.
Years later, new forensic technology has helped authorities progress in the case however, details about the forensic testing have not been disclosed. 22 years later, investigators believe they may know who murdered Deanna but still need more evidence.
Why did LeBlanc walk her half way that night and not call her to make sure she was home?
Were there other suspects and how did they become involved?
Why are the investigators not sharing what they know from the forensic testing?
Was there any cover-up involved in this 22 year old case?
Should the Somerville Police Department recuse themselves from this case orcontinue to be involved in this investigation where it definitely is a major conflict of interest?
With this new evidence that has surfaced with allegations that alludes that the mayor and his administration are named in an alleged potential cover-up with allegations involving a family member of a former elected official who is a close associate of the mayor, should the Federal Bureau of investigation step in and get involved?
A conflict of interest may also exist as well as for some of the investigating officers assigned to the case who today still maintain an alleged friendship with the alleged person of interest referenced by the witness. Should these investigators all recuse themselves forthwith?
Anyone with any information regarding the Deanna Cremin murder please contact the Somerville Police Department.
This story is still developing as police continue to work on this investigation and sift through this newly received evidence.