Overview of Deanna Cremin
Deanna Cremin was a 17 year old girl who had just celebrated her birthday a few days prior to her murder. On March 29, 1995, Deanna went out with her friends and boyfriend after school. She called her mother, Katherine, to let her know she would be a little late for her 10pm curfew because she was watching a television episode with her boyfriend, Tommy LeBlanc. Tommy walked Deanna about halfway to her house, before returning home to receive a food delivery order.
When Deanna didn't return home around midnight, Katherine tried to reach Deanna's pager without success. She figured Deanna was staying the night at Tommy's, and that she would see her tomorrow. The next morning, Deanna's body was found behind a senior housing complex located less than a block from her home. She was found by two children she had babysat for previously. Her body was lying on its back, and was mostly undressed - the autopsy revealed that she had been strangled and sexually assaulted. Her parents were quickly contacted and informed.
A few people were identified as persons of interest. First was Deanna's boyfriend, Tommy, who is considered to be the last person to see Deanna alive. Katherine, Deanna's mother, noted that it was unusual that Tommy had only walked Deanna halfway to her house - he normally would walk her to the door and make sure she was home safely.
Deanna's friends also indicated that an unnamed Somerville firefighter had developed an interest in Deanna. A third man, also unnamed, was designated as a person of interest and was imprisoned for an unrelated charge. A fourth man was reported to have been seen around the scene of Deanna's murder on the night of March 29th, but was never identified or named as a person of interest.
The case remains unsolved. Despite new forensic evidence being identified in 2005 and an increased reward for information, no one has come forward. If you have any information about the 1995 murder of Deanna Cremin, please call 617-544-7167 or email [email protected].