Dauwer Family: Let the Court, Cops Bring Justice in Murder

March 13, 2014
By
Michelle Dauwer

Michelle Dauwer

The mother of a Revere woman, Michelle Dauwer, murdered in Chelsea and District Attorney Dan Conley are renewing a call for witnesses to come forward and help in solving the brutal Dec. 10 crime.

“My daughter was murdered,” said June Dauwer. “I want justice for Michelle, but I believe that justice will be served in a court of law. I have the utmost faith in the judicial system and I know that they will bring peace and justice for Michelle when they arrest the person who took her so tragically from me and my family.  But that won’t happen on its own. Right now, someone out there knows who hurt Michelle and took her life. That person has a chance to do the right thing: Call Chelsea Police. Speak up and tell the truth for the wonderful girl we lost.”

DA Conley said authorities believe there are people in Chelsea who know what happened to Dauwer on Dec. 10 and could help break open the case.

“In almost every case we investigate, someone knows what happened and who’s responsible,” he said. “We believe the same is true in Michelle’s case.  The person with this knowledge has a chance to do the right thing. They can help police identify Michelle’s killer and help bring her mother some peace of mind. There might also be someone out there who saw or heard something unusual near Broadway, Everett Avenue, or Third Street on the night of Dec. 9 into the morning of Dec. 10. They might not recognize the importance of these observations and might not have thought to share it with police. If you have this sort of information, no matter how small or peripheral it might seem, we’re asking you to share it with Chelsea or State police. Every piece of evidence counts.”

On Dec. 10, Chelsea Police responded to the area of Broadway and Congress Avenue just after 1 a.m. for a report of a woman lying in the street. Civilian witnesses told police that the woman had been walking from the direction of nearby Everett Avenue when she fell to the ground.

Emergency medical technicians rushed her to Massachusetts General Hospital, where she died later that morning.

June Dauwer said her daughter deserves justice and should remembered as a caring and loving individual. She took offense at comments in the Record last month made by other family members and friends who June believes mischaracterized her daughter.

“Michelle was a wonderful, caring and loving mother, daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend,” she said. “She was always ready with a smile for everyone and her infectious laugh touched friends and strangers.  She was full of love.  She was generous and kind, even to a fault. It was deeply painful to read what some people said about Michelle while the rest of our family is still grieving her loss. Those of us who knew and loved her are still distraught over her murder. We don’t have time for gossip, innuendo, and petty remarks.  Michelle was above those things and she would want us to be above them, too.  We knew the beautiful girl and wonderful woman she was. Anyone who would speak badly about her must never have known her at all.”

As always, tipsters can contact Chelsea Police detectives at 617-466-4843. Those who wish to remain anonymous may also call the Chelsea Police CrimeStoppers tip line at 617-466-4880, text the word CHELSEA and their information to TIP411 (847411), or submit information online atwww.ChelseaPolice.com.  If for any reason they don’t want to speak with Chelsea Police, they can also call the State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.


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