SOMERVILLE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Friends and family of a slain Somerville teen gathered together on Saturday to honor her life 18 years after she was killed.
On March 30, 1995, the night Deanna Cremin was last seen alive, she was at her boyfriend's house watching television. He told Deanna's mother that he walked her half of the way home, leaving her to walk the rest of the way alone. Deanna's body was discovered about a block away from where he says he last saw her. It was just days after her 17th birthday.
Deanna's murder remains unsolved. Her loved ones gathered at St. Anne's Parish in Somerville on Saturday afternoon to honor her life. The mass was followed by a rally and march to raise awareness about her case.
In light of the anniversary of her death, Middlesex DA Gerry Leone released a statement about Deanna's murder investigation. The district attorney expressed his hope that new forensic technology that has been developed over the past few years will help uncover new leads in her death.
"We remain confident that these new forensic tools will have an important impact in helping us to solve this crime," says Leone. "As part of this active investigation, we are pursuing all available leads and potential evidence in our efforts to solve this case and provide justice for Deanna and her family."
Leone went on to say that he fully supports efforts to raise awareness about Deanna's case. He asks anyone with information to call the Middlesex District Attorney's office.