A year ago Thursday Celina Cass was reported missing from her home in West Stewartstown. About a week later her body was found in the Connecticut River.
NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.
A year ago Thursday afternoon senior assistant attorney general Jane Young was driving up to West Stewartstown.
The state police had been investigating a report that 11-year-old Celina Cass was missing.
Turning control over to someone like Young - specializing in homicide investigations - was an ominous sign.
But Young says heading north she was trying to be optimistic.
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.
The Boston Herald is reporting that a grand jury met in Lancaster last Friday and questioned witnesses about the death of Celina Cass of Stewartstown.
The story quoted two witnesses as saying the questions focused on Wendell Noyes, the stepfather of Celina Cass.
The witnesses were Noyes’ mother, Eunice Richards, and other family members.
The 11 year old girl’s body was pulled from the Connecticut River near her home six days after she went missing.
The AG’s Office has established a reward fund at the Northway Bank in Gorham.
Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young says even the smallest observation could provide the necessary clue to solve this tragedy.
“We are building a puzzle here. So we need the pieces to be put together to get the big picture, to make the determination, what happened to her.”
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