View Full Version : The murder of Deanna Cremin

11-19-2006, 12:50 PM
This is a case from Massachusetts. A teenager named Deanna Cremin was found strangled to death near her Somerville home on March 30, 1995. She was murdered just a few days after turning 17.

Since I live in a town adjacent to Somerville, I'm all too familiar with the case. I still remember news coverage on the homicide. However, to the best of my knowledge, the case has been given little (if any) national exposure. It's the kind of case that would have been appropriate for a show like Unsolved Mysteries.

Deanna's boyfriend has been suspected of the murder. Her mother, Katherine Cremin, was suspicious of the boyfriend, and understandably so. By many accounts, he has made no effort to help with the case. Nor has he ever asked for information. Also, he refused to answer questions at a grand jury hearing, and was reluctant to take a lie detector test. It is sure to give one the impression that the boyfriend was either involved in the murder or knows who was. In any case, despite the boyfriend's suspicious behavior, there hasn't been enough evidence to charge him in connection with Deanna's murder.

For those who are curious about this case, here are a couple of links.



11-21-2006, 11:03 PM
I'm actually born and raised in Somerville, and I'm very familiar with the Cremin case. I went to school with her aunt and uncle. My nephew went to school and knew Deanna very well. I've heard time and time again that she was a real nice young lady...very popular.

It's a very sad story. The general consensus is that her boyfriend killed her.

07-15-2007, 12:06 AM
Thank you for posting this thread! There is more information that has just come out from the Police and the Private Investigatore on the case:

The following is from the private investigator, Suzanne McComas of ZZ Agency LLC, New York, who is working on Deanna Cremin's murder case:

If you lived in Somerville Massachusetts during the 90's, or know someone who did, please forward this to them. Particularly 1995.

Please also keep in mind that there is still a reward being offered. You could be the key to this!! Suzanne McComas is looking for people who may have had contact with a man by the name of Antonio Dadalto in the 1990's.

Antonio Dadalto aka: Tony aka: Vinny-No-Shoes.

Many people, mostly females, had "some" contact with him. He liked to cruise around Somerville and offer young girls rides. He would then coax them to his apartment where he would often times ask girls to take off their shoes.(hence the name Vinny-no-shoes). He would sometimes have girls jump up and down on damp towels. I even recall hearing of a party Dadalto hosted in which local teen males attended and a door got broken. He was known to cruise the Winter Hill, Somerville High, and Assembly Square Mall areas among others.

Do any of you know of any contact Deanna may have had with this man?

Listen, please don't be afraid to come forward. We are running out of time. Every bit of information helps. This man is an extremely dangerous sex offender . He is due to be released from prison in September 2007. He has been serving time for sexual assualt and attempted murder since the summer of 1995 (The summer of the year Deanna was murdered). He is from Brazil, although many thought he was Italian, and may flee the country and never be heard from again.

Please forward any and all information via myspace message to Suzanne McComas ZZ Agency LLC, New York or you can email her at contact@zzangency.com or call her @ 518-673-3632.


Thank you again, so much!!

09-10-2007, 10:18 AM
Thank you for this post. Time is running out. Please if you have ANY information at all, get in touch with the numbers above. A key suspect is due to be released from prison THIS month....and very well may flee the country.

Deanna and her family deserve justice.
Thank you again.

03-26-2008, 09:22 AM
Deanna Cremin would have celebrated her 30th birthday today. I am certain she would have made such a difference in today's world, it was her nature. There will be a memorial service for Deanna this Sunday, March 30, 2008 at St. Ann's Parish, 50 Thurston Street, Somerville, Massachusetts at 8:30am.

Her ambition and willingness to help others made Deanna very popular, and an incredible friend to so many. Deanna's ability to light up a room, as well as a person's life, is something that is greatly missed. Her never ending smile was so contagious. The memorial service for Deanna Cremin on Sunday will also mark the 13th year since she was brutally murdered, and her brilliant life cut short. Her family and friends miss her so much, and hope and pray that this will be the year that Justice is served for Deanna Cremin.

12-06-2008, 09:17 PM
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07-26-2009, 06:38 PM
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Deanna's Mom, Katherine Cremin just received some new information last week on her daughter Deanna Cremin's murder. Please if anyone can remember something...ANYthing...get in touch with the Somerville Police Detectives at 617-625-1600. They are soooo close to getting Justice for Deanna, and your little bit of info may be the key, The reward is still being offered...and her family would love closure in this. Thank you again so much. Your site, and others like it, really make a difference!:wave:

03-29-2010, 12:21 PM
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There will be a
Candlelight Vigil for Deanna Cremin
Monday, March 29, 2010 @7:00PM
125 Jaques Street, Somerville, MA

The vigil will be helpd rain or not, and will mark the 15th year of her murder. Deanna's Family and friends really appreciate how often people remember her.
Thank You again very much.