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Post by kiwimom on Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:30 pm

I know that this isn't the reason Celina died, but I can't help trying to find something we can learn from every sad case. IMO an 11 year old should have been going to bed by 9pm. As a mother, I would never have gone to bed before my child and let them stay up as long as they like.

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Post by Annabeth on Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:25 pm

kiwimom wrote:I know that this isn't the reason Celina died, but I can't help trying to find something we can learn from every sad case. IMO an 11 year old should have been going to bed by 9pm. As a mother, I would never have gone to bed before my child and let them stay up as long as they like.



We cannot even be sure the story the mom told was true.....there was no way I ever went to bed before my kids when they were 11 and even older. Everyone was home and tucked in before I was in bed.....and you are right, to me an 11 year old should have been in bed at 9pm, but know that nowadays parents leave their kids up till all hours, the little girl across the street at 6 doesn't go to bed till after 9pm which is late to me.....but I was a stickler about bedtimes.

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Post by mom_in_il on Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:50 am

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Cass investigators to announce reward at Thursday press conference

The state Attorney General’s Office will announce a reward and reward fund for information about the death of Celina Cass last month.

Attorney General Michael Delaney said there will be a press conference at the Attorney General’s Office in Concord at 10 a.m. on Thursday to release information about the reward, as well as a fund set up to increase the reward.

Cass, 11, was last seen at a computer in her West Stewartstown home on July 25. After a massive manhunt that included law enforcement from New Hampshire, Vermont, Canada and a specialized FBI unit for missing children, police found Cass’ body near a hydro-dam in the Connecticut River on Aug. 1.

A preliminary autopsy did not determine Cass’ cause or manner of death, according to Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young, but investigators launched a criminal probe after finding her body in the river, about a half-mile from her home.

– Joseph G. Cote

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/929645-196/cass-investigators-to-announce-reward-at-thursday.html

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Post by kiwimom on Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:32 pm

September 5th, 2011
WEST STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. -- The reward fund for information leading to an arrest in the death of Celina Cass continues to grow.It
has been five weeks since the 11-year-old West Stewartstown girl was
found in the Connecticut River, not far from her home. Authorities said
$665 was added to the reward fund for information leading to the arrest
and prosecution of anyone involved in her death. That brings the total
in the fund to $30,665, including a $5,000 anonymous donation and
$25,000 from the FBI.Investigators were still waiting for
toxicology results, but have termed Cass' death suspicious, and said
they have received more than 600 tips in the case.Anyone wishing
to contribute to the reward fund can make donations to: Northway Bank
Attention: Susan Small 260 Main St. Gorham, NH 03581 603-466-5467


Read more: http://www.wmur.com/news/29081646/detail.html#ixzz1X7zXTaPf

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Post by kiwimom on Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:34 pm

(09-21) 04:54 PDT West Stewartstown, N.H. (AP) --

The mother of an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl whose body was found a
week after she disappeared from her home says she has separated from
her husband, her daughter's stepfather, and is selling her house.

Celina Cass was last seen alive at her West Stewartstown home July
25. Her body was recovered from the Connecticut River close to home near
the borders of Canada and Vermont. An autopsy failed to pinpoint the
cause and manner of death. Toxicology tests are pending.

There have been no arrests.

A tearful Louisa Cass tells WMUR-TV ( http://bit.ly/o0NRiO) she didn't hear anything the night her daughter disappeared.

Louisa Cass says she's separated from Celina's stepfather, Wendell
Noyes. He has a history of psychiatric issues and has been in and out of
hospitals since Celina disappeared

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/09/21/national/a045449D19.DTL#ixzz1YdYfNL8D

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Post by mom_in_il on Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:36 am

New Hampshire Authorities Say 11-Year-Old Celina Cass Was Murdered

Published September 22, 2011

| Associated Press

WEST STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. – The death of an 11-year-old girl whose body was found in a river last month was a homicide, New Hampshire authorities said Thursday.

Investigators said they also know what caused the death of Celina Cass, but they aren't making it public.They say doing so could harm the integrity of the investigation.

"The investigation into the facts and circumstances of Celina Cass's murder remains active," Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said in a statement.

Celina was reported missing July 26. Her body was found a week later in the Connecticut River, not far from her West Stewartstown home.

A reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest. No suspects have been named.

Young said Thursday that the cause of death was determined through information gleaned from the investigation and from toxicology tests.

The news came after investigators met with Celina's mother and sister for two hours. Luisia Cass told The Associated Press she had no comment after leaving the Coos County attorney's office in Lancaster.

Luisia Cass was accompanied Thursday by a friend and her 13-year-old daughter, who was clutching a stuffed panda bear.

A family friend confirmed that Luisia Cass has separated from Celina's stepfather, Wendell Noyes. He has a history of psychiatric issues and has been in and out of hospitals since Celina disappeared.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/22/new-hampshire-authorities-say-11-year-old-celina-cass-was-murdered/?test=latestnews#ixzz1YivPuSLH

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Post by TomTerrific0420 on Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:08 pm

Poster's Note: As a general practice I do not usually post Op/Ed articles about cases we feature here. This one struck me as something that really needed to be said and we have run into this situation before.

When 11-year-old Celina Cass went missing, it was scary for everyone in Massachusetts
and New Hampshire but particularly for those who lived in her small
town. Then her autopsy was inconclusive and only now, nearly two months
later, do we know for sure that it was murder. But
that's all they're telling in order to not compromise the investigation.
And while I understand and respect the decision, I'm still anxious to
know what it is they found.
After all, I have children, too. My heart breaks for this family
whose daughter went missing on July 25. A week later, her body was found
about a quarter mile from her home. The autopsy results, however,
proved inconclusive and the cause of her death remained a mystery --
until yesterday.

It was murder. But that's all they are saying. According to the New Hampshire attorney general:

The premature public disclosure of Cass’s cause of death could have
an impact on the integrity of the investigation in a negative manner.
The investigation into the facts and circumstances of Celina Cass’s
murder remains active.

Obviously, I understand and don't want them to compromise the
investigation. But all the same, I want to know. Hearing they won't tell
us only makes the mind wander to the worst possible scenarios for the
end of this poor little girl. And as a mom, it scares me.

Since the murder, Cass's family has fallen apart. Her mother and stepfather have split. Reportedly her stepfather Wendell Noyes had a breakdown and, though suspicion has surrounded him, no arrests have been made.

Knowing the gory details of how a child was murdered isn't a positive
thing, but the reason to know isn't always just because of some sick
fascination. There is also a practical reason. Do we need to worry? I
don't want to know, really. Let's face it: A child is dead. It's a
completely horrible thing.

But as a mom and someone who is trained as a journalist, I need to
know. Was this someone she knew? Was she drugged? Did she drown?

Wanting to know these things doesn't make me sick. It makes me a
normal mom who is worried for my own kids. Somehow if the details were
more public, it could make it less scary. Nothing could make it less sad
or horrifying, but less mystery is always a good thing.

The first priority is the investigation always, but I do hope at some
point more information is available. Otherwise, we will always have to
wonder and speculate.

My heart breaks for her family and I do hope that their little girl gets justice. Whatever that looks like.

Do you want to know what happened?
http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/126408/hearing_details_of_11yearold_celina




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Post by mermaid55 on Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:20 pm

Celina Cass' Stepfather Talks

Someone Else In Apartment, He Says

Associated Press
POSTED: 10:34 am EDT October 12, 2011


WEST STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. -- The stepfather of a New Hampshire girl whose body was pulled from the Connecticut River on Aug. 1 says he had nothing to do with her disappearance and death.
Wendell Noyes told WMUR-TV that he discovered that 11-year-old Celina Cass was missing the morning after she was last seen on the family computer on July 25. He says the door to the duplex in West Stewartstown had been left unlocked the night before and that someone else was in the apartment after he and Celina's mother, Luisia Cass, went to bed.
Celina Cass' death has been ruled a homicide.
An autopsy failed to pinpoint how she died. Toxicology tests are pending.
There have been no arrests.
Noyes initially spoke to reporters about Celina's disappearance but later stopped speaking out.

Read more: http://www.wptz.com/news/29461090/detail.html#ixzz1adGYvFPr

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Post by mermaid55 on Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:44 pm

Mother of slain NH girl frustrated by case

October 14, 2011

COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) - The mother of the New Hampshire girl found dead in the Connecticut River last summer says she's frustrated that police are unable to provide answers about her daughter's murder.

Luisia Noyes told the Boston Herald the case is for her "frustrating, haunting and unbearable."

Noyes' daughter, 11-year-old Celina Cass, disappeared in July from her West Stewartstown home. Her body was later found in the Connecticut River.

Noyes told the Herald police would not allow her to see her daughter's body, even after a funeral director's restorative efforts, nor would they allow her to see the blanket the body was wrapped in.

Last month, the New Hampshire attorney general's office classified Celina's death as a homicide, but investigators say they don't have enough evidence to make an arrest.

http://www.wcax.com/story/15695552/mother-of-slain-nh-girl-frustrated-by-case

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Post by mermaid55 on Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:45 pm

House guest says he didn't see missing NH girl

October 19, 2011

WEST STEWARTSTOWN, N.H (AP) - A guest in the house of an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl whose body was pulled from the Connecticut River in West Stewartstown in August says he didn't see Celina Cass the night she was reported missing.

Kevin Mullaney, who had moved in with the family, said the door to the duplex was open when he returned home around midnight, and that he watched TV and then went to bed around 1 a.m.

The 23-year-old Mullaney told WMUR-TV that he left for work at 6:15 a.m. and that none of the vehicles in the driveway appeared to have moved overnight.

He said Celina's mother, Luisia Cass, was like a mother to him, and Celina was like a sister.

Celina's body was found Aug. 1, a week after she disappeared. Her death has been declared a homicide but no arrests have been made.

http://www.wcax.com/story/15735447/house-guest-says-he-didnt-see-missing-nh-girl

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Post by TomTerrific0420 on Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:11 am

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20111211/NEWS03/712119984

A Christmas tree will decorate Celina Cass' grave as her grieving loved ones await word on who will be called to account for the summer slaying of their sweet 11-year-old North Country girl.

Her mother, Louisia Noyes, visited the grave last week to see the newly placed donated tombstone with Celina's face exquisitely etched in black granite.

“It's hard, very hard,” Noyes said in a telephone interview. “I want my baby home for Christmas, and she won't be.”

Noyes plans to carry a small, decorated Christmas tree to Celina's grave sometime today.

“She deserves to have a Christmas tree,” Noyes said.

Tonight at 7, Noyes plans to attend a Worldwide Candle Lighting at the Armstrong-Charron Funeral Home in Groveton to remember Celina and all children who have died in the area and around the world.

A massive, weeklong search ended in the discovery of Celina's body wrapped in a blanket Aug. 1, submerged in the Connecticut River not far from her West Stewartstown home.

It's been a tumultuous time for Noyes and her other daughter, Kayla, coping with their loss and not knowing for sure who killed Celina. Stressed finances have added to her burden, as Noyes is starting over in Lemington, Vt., after splitting from her husband, Wendell Noyes.

Noyes still works full time at Lads and Ladybugs Consignment shop in Colebrook. She is looking for another apartment after a disagreement with her landlord.

“I don't know how much more I can take,” Noyes said, emotion in her voice.

Trying to come up with enough money for Kayla's upcoming 14th birthday and to make a decent Christmas for her family weigh heavily on her mind. The usual bills still have to be paid.

“I don't think we're going to have a Christmas,” Noyes said. “There's no money.”

Noyes does appreciate the emotional support provided by friends and the community.

Jeannine Brady, who owns the consignment shop, encourages friends to send Christmas cards to Louisia in care of the shop, at 154 Main St., Colebrook NH 03576, or to email her at Brady's email bradybunch7@hughes.net.

The support means a lot to her friend and employee, Brady said.

“Louisia continues to be a victim, and she is struggling to make ends meet financially. She is trying the best she can to provide a happy environment for her other daughter,” Brady said.

Noyes shares her apartment with former boyfriend, Mark Mullaney, an unemployed cook, and his adult son, Kevin Mullaney, who lived with the Noyes family in West Stewartstown at the time of Celina's death.

Brady said Noyes feels protected having Mark Mullaney with her.

“I don't think anybody can imagine how difficult it is for Louisia unless they have lost their own child,” Brady said.

“Louisia struggles every day with the fact that Celina's gone. Louisia wants desperately to have what she can't have — and that is to have her back.”

Last week, Noyes placed pink and purple silk flowers on her daughter's grave, at Northumberland Cemetery. Celina's final resting place is next to that of her maternal grandparents, just a few yards from the Connecticut River.

“Last Christmas, we loved to go shopping,” Noyes said. “(Celina) picked out her own present, a Ninento BS video game she liked to play.”

Wonderful memories, including Celina singing last year at a school program patterned on the “American Idol'' TV show, help sustain her.

Brady said Noyes and area people are frustrated there have been no arrests, but she believes authorities are following new leads.

“There are new developments,” Brady said, “but none that can be discussed. Unfortunately for Louisia, a lot of things that develop involve people that she knows.”

In the meantime, local children continue to place small gifts at a makeshift memorial near where Celina was found. Someone put a pumpkin there for Halloween.

“The children are continuing to think about her,” Brady said.

Wendell Noyes, who could not be reached for comment, was often seen walking around Colebrook after police impounded his truck shortly after Celina's murder, Brady said. But Noyes has nothing to do with him, she said.

Senior Assistant Attorney Jane Young wouldn't say whether Mr. Noyes' truck is still being held by the state. Young won't say what caused Celina's death, just that it was a homicide.

On Wednesday, Young met with investigators in Twin Mountain, as she does every few weeks.

“Investigators work on this case consistently,” Young said. “We have information coming in from different sources and determine what steps we will take.”

A $30,000 reward is still pending for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Celina's death.

Noyes said she thinks she knows who killed Celina, but can't prove it.

“I want them to catch the person who did this to my baby girl,” Noyes said.

And when the killer is caught, Noyes wants the state to bring a capital murder charge.

“I just want the person who did this to be punished,” Noyes said.

“I want the death penalty.”

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Post by kiwimom on Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:49 am

CONCORD, N.H.—A New Hampshire man who lived in the same apartment with an 11-year-old Stewartstown girl who was found dead in the Connecticut River is in custody on charges unrelated to her killing.

Coos County House of Corrections Superintendent Craig Hamelin says
23-year-old Kevin Mullaney has been held at the jail since Jan. 10, with bail set at $31,000.

Hamelin says Mullaney is charged with receiving stolen property, breach of bail, possession of a firearm by a felon and forgery.

Mullaney shared an apartment with Celina Cass and her family at the time Celina
disappeared from her home July 25. Celina's death has been declared a homicide but no arrests have been made.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young says the investigation remains as active. She would not comment on Mullaney.
http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2012/01/20/man_who_lived_with_missing_nh_girl_facing_charges/

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Post by mom_in_il on Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:10 am

Celina Cass' stepdad questioned by grand jury

Updated: Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012, 11:11 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - One of the last people to see a New Hampshire girl alive last summer has been questioned by a grand jury.

According to the Union Leader, Celina Cass' stepfather, Wendell Noyes, was interviewed behind closed doors Monday.

Noyes told reporters outside the courthouse that he doesn't expect charges to be brought against him.

Noyes was living in the Stewartstown home that Cass disappeared from back in July. A week later, her body was found less than a mile away in the Connecticut River.

So far, no one has been charged.

Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/local/celina-cass-stepdad-questioned-by-grand-jury-20120313#ixzz1p0v3foON

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Post by mom_in_il on Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:11 am

Coos County grand jury questions Celina Cass' stepfather
By BOB HOOKWAY
Union Leader Correspondent
Published Mar 13, 2012 at 3:00 am (Updated Mar 12, 2012)

LANCASTER — The stepfather of Celina Cass appeared before a Coos County grand jury Monday, testifying behind closed doors for most of the day.

Wendell Noyes tried to avoid a reporter and asked his picture not be taken. But he said “no” when asked if he believed the Coos County grand jury would bring charges against him in the murder of his stepdaughter.

Noyes was one of the last persons to see Cass, 11, alive. She was reported missing from their West Stewartstown home on July 26. Her blanket-shrouded body was discovered a week later after a massive search, submerged in the Connecticut River, a quarter-mile from home.

Since the discovery, Noyes has been estranged from Cass' mother, Louisia Noyes. On Monday, Louisia said she was glad to hear that Wendell was appearing before the grand jury.

“It needs to be done,” she said in a brief conversation with the New Hampshire Union Leader. She said she doesn't know whether Wendell is cooperating with authorities or not.

A grand jury can be seated in order to subpoena people reluctant to speak to police and force them to testify. A grand jury also issues formal felony charges called indictments.

All grand jury proceedings are secret, and homicide prosecutors have tried to keep a tight wrap on the Cass grand jury.

But in late January, several of Noyes' relatives, including his mother and two of her children, testified before the grand jury.

“They took me over the coals,” said his mother, Eunice Richards of Canann, Vt., about her testimony in January. On Monday, Richards said she wasn't aware of her son's appearance and didn't know what to expect.

In January, she said she thought prosecutors were trying to implicate her son in Cass' murder.

Police have also jailed Kevin Mullaney, 23, a boarder who was living in the Noyes-Cass home last July, on unrelated charges. Monday's focus seemed to be on Noyes.

“Not very good,” is how Noyes described his treatment on Monday.

He spoke briefly as he left the courthouse for a noon lunch break.

He said he could not discuss his testimony. Nor would he identify the prosecutor who was questioning him.

After lunch, he returned to the courthouse in his black, four-door Volkswagen. He would not answer further questions.

Noyes arrived at the courthouse Monday morning in the company of a sheriff's deputy and three plainclothes officers. He wore a black sweater and light blue jeans.

The police led him into a small conference room, where he closed the door.

Outside the grand jury room in the afternoon, Noyes paced back and forth on the third floor, at times peering through large picture windows.

One set overlooks a portion of downtown Lancaster. Another looks out to Mounts Adams, Jefferson and Washington in the White Mountains Presidential Range.

If indictments were handed up Monday, they were not made public. The Superior Court Clerk office closes at 4 p.m., and the grand jury had not finished for the day by then.

Noyes left the courthouse shortly after 4, and again declined to answer questions.

The grand jurors left at 4:15. They were followed later by a group of people that included homicide prosecutors Jane Young and James Vara of the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.

“We continue to work this investigation diligently,” Young said.

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120313/NEWS03/703139975

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Post by kiwimom on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:42 am

Posted on 04 April 2012 by WMNadmin




LANCASTER–Two down state reporters from the Union Leader and WMUR-TV 9
staked out the Coos County Court House in Lancaster last Friday looking
for news on the homicide case of 11-year old Celina Cass. Inside the
grand jury was meeting – presumably handling indictments – unrelated to
the high profile case that brought them here.

The young girl disappeared last July from her West Stewartstown home
and weeks later her body was pulled from the Connecticut River. The
state has only released that it was indeed a homicide, but refuse to say
how she was killed.

The state’s Attorney General’s office as well as a grand jury has met
several times to interview various people – among them two men,
Wendell Noyes, Cass’ stepfather, and Kevin Mullaney, a 24-year-old
border in the Noyes-Cass household at the time of the incident.

Speculation from the start has been that this was not a random act of
horrifying violence, but a crime committed by someone with close ties –
possibly within the same dysfunctional household. It now appears based
upon the repeated questioning of the two men that the prosecutor’s
focus is tightening around Noyes and Mullaney.

Both have troubled pasts, Noyes has avoided prosecution for domestic
violence due to his mental condition and Mullaney has had several
run-ins with the law and is being held on separate charges in the Coos
County correctional facility.

The prosecutors, led by Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young,
seemed to biding their time – or possibly hoping someone or something
cracks. Observers contend that possibly the state is without physical
evidence and therefore must build a more complicated case.

It has been 9 months since the young girl was murdered and still
there is little information and lots of speculation and, on this day
last week, both reporters went home empty handed.
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