Overview of Charline Rosemond
Charline Rosemond went to purchase a car and was found murdered six days later. More than 10 years later, Charline’s family is still searching for answers.
Charline Rosemond was a fun and active 23 year old who lived in Everett, Massachusetts with her family. Charline worked for a Toyota dealership for nearly two years before her death—and was known for her dedication to her job. She took an interest in cosmetology and was looking forward to being an aunt soon.
The day Charline went missing
Charline last spoke with her family on the morning of April 6th, 2009. Charline was borrowing her father’s car since she was having car troubles and hoping to purchase another new one. Charline and her mother discussed returning the car home later that night as her father needed it that evening. Charline obliged, as she had recently saved up $4,000 to purchase a Lexus from a friend who said they would help her get a car at a discounted rate. Later that same day, Charline had plans to look at the car—with cash in hand. She told her mother she’d be home later that night after looking at the car.
However, that evening, Charline never returned home. The following morning, Charline’s parents asked Charline’s sister, Roserlie if she spoke to Charline since she did not come home. Regardless, it was very out of character for Charline to not return the car to her parents as she promised which was a reason for concern. Roserlie called Charline’s phone only to get her voicemail, before calling Charline’s friends to see if any of them knew where her sister was, only to find that none of them were with Charline. Roserlie called Charline’s job because she knew that her sister took a lot of pride in her job, and assumed she would be clocking into her 7 am shift. However, there was no sign of Charline.
By 11 am on April 7th, Roserlie and her father decide to go to the Somerville Police police station to report Charline missing. At first, law enforcement dismissed the urgency of Charline’s disappearance telling the family to wait 48 hours before filing a report. This did not sit well with Roserlie, who at eight months pregnant decided to drive around to the spots she knew her sister would frequent. She spoke to two different friends of Charline who, according to her, both seemed to have very little interest in Charline’s disappearance. On April 8th, an official missing persons report was filed.
When she was discovered
On April 13th–six days after Charline went missing—Roserlie got a call from a friend telling her to speak to the Somerville Police department. At the same time, a relative of Roserlie’s father called and spoke to Roserlie’s brother-in-law. When the call ended, Roserlie’s brother-in-law had to inform the family that police had found Charline’s body. She was discovered in her father’s 2001 grey Honda Civic in an alley near the Mid Night Convenience store with a bullet wound to the head. Law enforcement believes that two assailants were involved; one who entered on the passenger seat and the shooter who was in the back seat of the car. Charline’s family believes she was killed because of the $4,000 cash she had on her at the time to purchase her new car, as the money was never recovered from the scene.
Where the case stands today
In 2019, a suspect was arrested under two counts of perjury in relation to Charine’s case for providing false information. This individual was arraigned on $100,000 bail. However, there has been no further movement in the case, and now, it has been over 11 years since Charline was killed and Roserlie and her family are still actively seeking justice for Charline.