Who Killed Charline Rosemond? New Details On The 2009 Unsolved Murder Of The Boston Area Woman

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Who Killed Charline Rosemond? New Details On The 2009 Unsolved Murder Of The Boston Area Mother

She was shot to death in her father's car in 2009, yet her murder remains unsolved. Who killed Charline Rosemond?

According to the New York Post, 40% of all murders in the United States went unsolved last year. That number, in and of itself, is staggering, especially when you consider the number of advancements we, as a society, have made in DNA technology and investigative techniques.

The good news is, big cities like New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston are working wonders in clearing their cases, and are more likely to close their cases than their small town counterparts.

“Police in cities with more than 1 million residents cleared 69.1 percent of murders in 2017, compared to 57.1 percent in cities with 500,000 to 999,999 residents. Smaller cities didn’t fare much better, and only municipalities with 25,000 to 49,999 residents got close to big-city success rates with 63.5 percent of murder cases cleared,” reports the outlet.

Unfortunately, however, not all “big city” cases get solved so easily. One such big city unsolved murder is the 2009 death of Charline Rosemond.

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Let’s look at what we know about this disturbing case.

1. She was shot to death while in her father’s car.

According to the Somerville News, Charline Rosemond was found slumped over the steering wheel of her family’s Honda Civic, which was registered to her father. Investigators discovered that she was shot to death on April 13, 2009, at approximately 6:30 p.m.

“According to Somerville Police and the Middlesex District Attorney’s office, Rosemond had been there a couple days before her body was discovered in the alley behind the Union Square Midnight Variety Store. Rosemond who at the time resided in Everett had been missing close to one week before her body was discovered,” reported the outlet.

Charline Rosemond's family wants justice. 

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2. She was last seen alive while on her way to buy her own car.

According to Fox 25 Boston, Charline Rosemond took $4,000 of her own hard-earned money to go buy herself a car. Her sister, Roserlie, told the outlet that she’d warned her sister against taking so much cash with her at one time, but Charline was determined to buy her own car so she could get to work on her own.

And that, according to her family, was the last time she was seen alive.

Was Charline Rosemond killed for money?

3. Charline Rosemond was shot by someone who hid in the car’s backseat.

According to Fox 25 Boston, Middlesex County investigators believe that Charline’s murderer hid in the backseat of the Honda Civic, and shot her to death when she came to a full stop.

"We know from where the shot was fired, there was at least somebody in the backseat," said Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan.

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Charline Rosemond's killer hid out in the backseat of her family's Honda Civic.

4. Her case is still open.

Charline Rosemond’s unsolved murder is still a source of distress for her family but the police have not given up on finding her killer. Anyone with any information on the unsolved murder of Charline Rosemond is urged to call the Middlesex County DA at (781) 897-6600. Calls can remain anonymous.

Celebrity Judge Faith Jenkins has tried to speak up for justice for Charline Rosemond.

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Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in People, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series. Find her online at www.bernadettegiacomazzo.com and www.longlivetheuprising.com.