Thursday, December 13, 2012
Helicopters flew overhead yesterday and authorities were active on the grounds yesterday near the Kraft Foods plant.
The search for evidence in the Melanie Melanson case appeared to ratchet up yesterday. In what the district attorney's office would only confirm to Patch was "an evidentiary search," a Patch reporter yesterday saw at least three helicopters flying above the area near the Kraft Foods plant. And MyFoxBoston reports that a Melanson family member was present at yesterday's search. At least some of the copters are reported to be from the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing, said to be taking photographs of sites where excavation for Melanson's body had taken place. Melanson went missing in 1989 after attending a party in the woods with a group of friends. The Woburn High School freshman was last seen with two boys, who have maintained for 23 …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Air Wing is said to be helping with photos of an excavation in the renewed search for Melanie Melanson's remains.
UPDATED 6:53 p.m.: Three helicopters have been flying overhead in the area by the Kraft plant this afternoon, as the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing reportedly is helping to take photos of an excavation in the renewed search for Melanie Melanson, a 14-year old girl who vanished 23 years ago. Mary Beth Long of the Middlesex County District Attorney's office confirmed to Patch this evening that "an evidentiary search" was taking place. A private investigator Alan Tate and some volunteers renewed the search for the missing Melanson last summer, hoping to find new evidence. Melanson went missing in 1989, after attending a party in the woods with a group of friends. Melanie was last seen with two boys, who have maintained for 23 years that …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Woburn Pop Warner is looking for golfers for next Monday's tournament.
Here are five things you need to know today: 1) So what's it gonna be? Sunny or rainy? According to the National Weather Service, we could see some rain and thunder today, likely after 11 a.m. But other than that, it'll be a mostly sunny day with temperatures in the mid-80s. 2) Pop Warner looking for golfers The Woburn Pop Warner fundraising golf tournament is coming up on Aug. 27, but coordinators are still looking for golfers! The fee is $150 and the group is still looking for three foursomes. The fee includes greens fees, cart, lunch and a gift. The fun begins at 6:30 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast. WAAF's radio personality "Spaz" (Anthony Parziale of Woburn) will emcee the event. Email CoachLafferty@comcast.…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Family convinced Melanie's body is not at weekend dig site.
Members of Melanie Melanson's family are convinced that the teenager's body is not located in the woods near Bickford's after this weekend's search. "It was a long weekend," said Frank Masciulli, Melanie's uncle, via a statement on the family's public Facebook page. "Although it is heartbreaking we did not get the answers we would have liked, we did get closure to the unknown about this area that has concerned the family for years." Melanie went missing in 1989 at age 14 after hanging out with friends in the woods. Although two males were last seen with Melanie, both have maintained for years that they have no knowledge of what happened to the teenaged girl. The search was renewed after a recent anonymous tip and a cadaver dogs indicated…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Private investigators will resume the search early morning.
The search for Melanie Melanson continued today, with private investigators searching a wooded area off of Montvale Avenue. Private Investigator Alan Tate and volunteers began working early Friday, hoping to find evidence in the 1989 disappearance of 14-year-old Melanie Melanson. According to Boston.com, Tate said crews "have not found anything yet." Tate, founder of Mission for the Missing, and crews focused on the area because soil reportedly tested positive for human remains in November. Melanson went missing in 1989, after attending a party in the woods with a group of friends. Melanie was last seen with two boys, who have maintained for 23 years that they have no knowledge of what happened to the teenager. Authorities are still …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The sun will be out today but the temperature will be more comfortable than it has been recently.
Here are five things you need to know today: 1) Mostly sunny, cooler: Looks like a nice day today and one where we won't all be sweating just walking down the street. According to the National Weather Service we can expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 79 degrees. Partly cloudy tonight with a low around 61. 2) Fitness kickboxing Looking to get in shape but want something more interesting than a treadmill? The New England Small Circle Jujitsu Academy is hosting a fitness kickboxing class for $2 at 6 p.m. this evening. Enjoy a workout that helps relieve stress, lose weight, get in great shape and feel good. 3) Karaoke fun Are you the next American Idol? Show off your vocal talents with an evening of karaoke at Scoreboard Sports…
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Private search crews combed the woods on the Woburn/Stoneham line on Saturday, July 28 looking for the body of Melanie Melanson.
Searchers have uncovered "points of interest" in the woods where missing Woburn teanager Melanie Melanson went missing in 1989, according to WBZ-TV. Private search crews, with cadaver dogs, detected such points in the Middlesex Falls Reservation in Stoneham on Saturday, July 28, according to WBZ-TV. Now, additional investigation is needed to determine whether a body is located there. Melanson was 14 when she disappeared from a party in the woods in 1989 on the Woburn/Stoneham line. A new tip give to Mike Garigan, a private detective working the case, prompted searchers to comb the woods on July 28. The tipster said Melanson's body had been moved to the reservation. Searchers cvered 40 acres of woods and focused on portion off of Fallon …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Melanie Melanson went missing from Woburn in 1989.
Authorities plan to start a new search for long-missing Woburn teenager Melanie Melanson on Saturday, July 28, at the Middlesex Falls Reservation in Stoneham, according to WBZ-TV. Melanson, a 14-year-old Woburn High School student, went missing from a party in the woods on the Woburn-Stoneham line in 1989, according to WBZ-TV. Ten search dog teams plans to scour the reservation on July 28, according to WBZ-TV. An anonymous phone tip to a private investigator working the case indicated Melanson's body could be in the reservation. A previous cadaver dog search of several wooded areas in Woburn indicated human decomposition in that area, according to WBZ-TV.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Forensic investigators are family's "final hope."
Melanie Melanson disappeared 23 years ago in the Woburn woods near the Stoneham town line. Her remains have never been found. Now, forensic expert Dr. Bill Bass will join the long list of investigators who have searched for Melanie. According to WCVB-5's Michele McPhee, Bass will use "new forensic science called 'decomposition odor analysis.' Bass is the creator of Body Farm, a research facility in Tennessee that uses technology to see how bodies decompose and interact with the environment. In an interview with McPhee, Melanie's aunt, Karen Montgomery, said Bass is the family's "final hope."
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Law enforcement officials were on scene Thursday morning with shovels.
Thursday, 11:30 a.m.—A Woburn Police detective, along with other law enforcement officials, were in the woods by Montvale Avenue earlier this morning continuing the search for Melanie Melanson. Melanie has been missing for 22 years, since she went into the woods at age 14 with a group of friends. She has not been seen since. Her parents and grandmother have since passed away, but the rest of Melanie's family have held onto hope that her body will be found. This weekend, a cadaver dog team from Connecticut, along with a private investigator hired by the Melanson family searched part of the woods for Melanie's remains. According to scanner reports and witnesses on Montvale Avenue today, law enforcement officers with shovels entered the woods…