North Country
5:58 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Celina Cass Stepfather Questioned Before Grand Jury

A Coos County Grand jury met today/Monday in Lancaster as the investigation into the death of 11-year-old Celina Cass continues.

As NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports, the dead girl’s stepfather was questioned.

Wendell Noyes is the stepfather of Celina Cass, whose body was found last August in the Connecticut River not far from her home in Stewartstown.

Noyes is thought to have been one of the last people to see the girl before she disappeared from her home.

Noyes spent much of the day being questioned behind closed doors by officials including Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young.

A little after 4 pm Monday Noyes left the court house, trying to cover his face with his arm so he couldn’t be photographed and muttering under his breath in response to questions.

Young came out a little later and also declined to discuss the case other than to say the investigation was continuing “diligently.”

The grand jury first met in January.