The Trail Went Cold – Episode 136 – Deanna Cremin & Melanie Melanson

March 29, 1995. Somerville, Massachusetts. 17-year old Deanna Cremin spends the evening with her boyfriend, Tommy LeBlanc, but fails to return home. The following morning, Deanna’s body is found behind a senior housing complex and she has been sexually assaulted and strangled to death. According to Tommy, he had walked Deanna halfway to her house before turning around and heading back home, but he denies any involvement in her murder. While Tommy and two other individuals are looked at as persons of interest, no one is ever charged with the crime.

October 27, 1989. Woburn, Massachusetts. 14-year old Melanie Melanson tells her grandmother that she is planning to sleep over at her next-door neighbour’s house. When Melanie fails to return home the following day, her family learns that she actually sneaked away to attend a party in a wooded area on the outskirts of town. Two older boys are named as the last people seen with Melanie, but they give conflicting stories about what happened to her. While investigators are certain that something happened to Melanie at the party, no trace of her is ever found.

On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we cover two unsolved cold cases involving teenage girls which took place in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

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