Authorities consider they’ve solved a chilly case homicide going again greater than three many years. Authorities say Marvin “Skip” C. McClendon Jr., now 74 and a former corrections officer, stabbed Melissa Ann Tremblay to loss of life in 1988.
“Melissa has by no means been forgotten,” Essex County District Lawyer Jonathan W. Blodgett stated in a press convention Wednesday.
In keeping with officers, Tremblay—of Salem, New Hampshire—was along with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend on the LaSalle Social Membership within the close by Massachusetts metropolis of Lawrence on Sept. 11, 1988.
“Whereas her mom and mom’s boyfriend remained contained in the membership, Melissa performed within the adjoining neighborhoods and was final seen by a railroad worker and pizza supply driver in the course of the late afternoon hours,” Blodgett stated.
That evening, the mom and her boyfriend frantically searched and reported her lacking to native police, Blodgett stated.
Tremblay was discovered lifeless the subsequent day on the previous Boston & Maine Railway Yard. A practice automobile ran over her leg after her loss of life, amputating it, Blodgett stated.
“Proof recovered from the sufferer’s physique was instrumental to fixing this case,” the district lawyer stated.
McClendon was arrested Tuesday in Bremen, Alabama, officers stated. He was arrested, charged as a fugitive from justice, and is within the custody of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Workplace.
McClendon in 1988 lived in close by Chelmsford, Massachusetts and had “a number of ties to Lawrence,” together with the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Salem Avenue, Blodgett stated. The 74-year-old is a former corrections officer for the Massachusetts Division of Corrections, although the D.A. was unclear as as to if he was one on the time of the homicide.
Members of Blodgett’s workplace contacted members of Melissa’s household Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning to inform them of the arrest. A reporter famous that the woman’s mom has handed away. Blodgett stated they had been involved with aunts and a cousin.
Citing the upcoming arraignment set for Thursday, he declined to elaborate on the proof towards McClendon.
“We consider we now have the suitable individual,” he stated.
[Images via Essex County District Attorney’s Office]
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