Officials Release Video in Effort to Find Justice for Taraskiewicz

Monday, September 29, 2014
By Transcript Staff

The Suffolk County District Attorney and the Massachusetts State Police have released a video interview with the mother of a young woman who was brutally murdered 22 years ago this past weekend. The video urges anyone with information about the homicide of Susan Taraskiewicz to share that information with State Police.

In the video, Marlene Taraskiewicz talks about her daughter’s life, interests, and generous spirit, and notes that the murder prevented Susan from ever realizing her dreams and devastated their family. Mrs. Taraskiewicz, who has worked closely with police to seek information about the murder, pledges to continue working fervently to keep public attention on Susan’s case.

Early on the morning of September 13, 1992, 27-year-old Susan Taraskiewicz took a break from her job at Northwest Airlines at Logan Airport to pick up sandwiches for her co-workers. She never returned to work, or to her family’s home in Saugus. The next morning, Monday, September 14, 1992, Susan’s body was found in the trunk of her car, which was parked outside an auto body shop on Route 1A in Revere. She had been murdered.

At the time of Susan’s murder, a group of Northwest employees, not including Susan, were involved in a credit card theft ring. Susan, a ramp supervisor, also had been enduring persistent sexual harassment by her male co-workers.

The facts and circumstances of Susan’s brutal killing, including whether it was connected to people involved in the credit card thefts and sexual harassment or to other individuals, remains under active investigation by the Suffolk County District Attorney, the Massachusetts State Police, and the Revere Police.

Investigators believe there are people who possess information that will allow them to arrest the person or persons who killed Susan. That information could be vital to finally obtaining justice for the Taraskiewicz family. Anyone with information, regardless of their current situation or circumstance, is urged to contact the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County at 617-727-8817.

The video can be viewed on the Massachusetts State Police YouTube channel, and can also be accessed through @massstatepolice on Twitter or the Massachusetts State Police Facebook page.

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