Everett Police and investigators from Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the discovery of an 18-year old Everett woman, who was found unconscious in the cold early last Saturday morning.
According to a report by Everett Police Lieutenant Frank Hoenig on Monday, the young woman was still in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was taken after she was found on Appleton Street at around 6:40 a.m. on Saturday, March 7.
Investigators are looking into the possibility that the woman’s condition may be related to an underage drinking that was broken up by police late Friday night.
“This remains an active investigation and our thoughts are with the victim and her family,” said District Attorney Ryan, “Unfortunately, this may have been an assault on someone who had been drinking with a group of people at a nearby home and who may have been attacked after leaving that party. Investigators are speaking with individuals who were with the victim in an effort to form a complete picture of what led up to the victim being outside and on the ground when she was discovered.”
Everett Police Chief Steve Mazzie added, “Our hope is that we can uncover what occurred to this young lady and pray that she will recover from this tragic incident.”
Responding to the intense media coverage of the incident, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria
As this is an ongoing investigation, I will defer further comment to the appropriate law btried to keep the focus on the victim and the police investigation.
“My thoughts and prayers are with this young woman and her family at this trying time. Details are still becoming clear and the City, working with our partners at the state level are working around the clock to determine what took place. Of course, this is a shocking incident and we are devoting every resource to this end,” said DeMaria. “I have every confidence that the Everett Police Department, State Police and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office will conduct a speedy and professional investigation into the matter.”