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The Celina Cass Case

Shy 11-Year-Old Vanishes From Home


Celina Cass

Celina Cass

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On June 25, 2011, 11-year-old fifth grader Celina Cass was last seen at her computer in the three-story apartment building in Stewartstown, New Hampshire where she lived with her mother, stepfather, 13-year-old sister and a 23-year-old man who was a family friend.

Her body was found a week later on August 1, 2011 in the Connecticut River near the Canaan Hydro-Dam.

No Arrests in Celina Cass Case

July 21, 2014 - As the third anniversary of the disappearance of Celina Cass approaches, no memorial services are planned in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire, because residents said, past services have drawn so much media coverage it upset the children who are still dealing with the tragedy.

Three years into the investigation of her death, no arrests have been made and no persons of interest have been named, according to lead investigator Jane Young, director of the state attorney general's criminal bureau.

"The initial team, including myself, continues to work on this," Young told reporters. "There has not been a period of time when it's been dormant or there haven't been leads to investigate."

"When there is sufficient evidence to prove a case against an individual or individuals beyond a reasonable doubt for Celina's murder, an arrest will occur."

When Celina vanished she was living with her mother, Luisia Case; her stepfather, Wendell Noyes; her 13-year-old sister; and 22-year-old Kevin Mullaney, the son of one of Luisia's previous boyfriends.

Noyes, who has a history of psychological problems, and Mullaney were both reportedly called to testify at a grand jury looking into Celina's case, but not indictment was returned.

Noyes and Luisia separated soon after Celina's body was found. Mullaney is serving a six-year sentence for receiving stolen property, reckless conduct and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The charges are not related to Celina's case.

News Sources: FOX News: Girl's Unsolved Murder Haunts New Hampshire Town

Previous Developments

Grand Jury Investigates Celina Cass Death
Jan. 25, 2012
Six months after an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl disappeared from her home during the middle of the night, no suspects have been named in her abduction or death. However, a grand jury has heard testimony from members of Celina Cass' family as the lead prosecutor claims the investigation remains active.

Police: Celina Cass Was Murdered
Sept. 22, 2011
An 11-year-old New Hampshire girl, whose body was found in the Connecticut River a week after she disappeared, was murdered according to police investigators. The death of Celina Cass of West Stewartstown was not an accident, authorities said.

No Answers in Celina Cass Case
Aug. 17, 2011
More than two weeks after a missing 11-year-old New Hampshire girl's body was found in a river near her home, police apparently still have more questions than answers. No arrests have been made yet in the death of fifth grader Celina Cass, leaving residents in West Stewartstown wondering if a killer is still loose.

Body of Celina Cass Found
Aug. 1, 2011
Authorities have confirmed that a female body recovered from the Connecticut River near the Canaan Hydro-Dam is that of an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl missing since July 25. The body of Celina Cass was found by a dive team in the river that divides New Hampshire and Vermont.

Frantic Search for Missing NH Girl
June 25, 2011
More than 100 law enforcement officers have joined the frantic search for a missing 11-year-old New Hampshire girl who was last seen using her computer in her bedroom Monday evening. Celina Cass is described as a shy 5th grader who would never run away or leave with a stranger.



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