Unresolved Cases

Since taking office in 2007, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. has made it a priority to take a fresh look at all the unresolved homicides in the county.

The Unresolved Case Squad within the Massachusetts State Police Detectives Unit was created by District Attorney Early so there are dedicated investigators continuing to work to bring these cases to resolution. Each of these cases represents a victim who deserves justice and a family in need of closure.

The term “cold case” is no longer used by the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office. John Bish, whose 16-year-old daughter was murdered in 2000, talked about how that phrase conjured up an image of dusty files receiving no attention when in fact these cases are being worked on continuously by someone in law enforcement.

John requested that all District Attorney Offices use a more appropriate phrase, and he recommended it be called an “Unresolved Homicide Unit.” The unit was then renamed the “Worcester County District Attorney’s Office Unresolved Homicide Unit.”

It is never too late to pass on information to investigators and we strongly encourage it. We know over time that relationships change, people’s feelings change, and witnesses may be more willing to come forward. Paired with advances in science, our investigators and prosecutors welcome new information as they are driven to solve these cases.

Anyone with information can reach out to Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to our office at 508-453-7589 or WorcesterDAunresolved@mass.gov

This list is routinely reviewed by investigators and updated. Cases for the City of Worcester can be located at: https://www.worcesterma.gov/police/investigations/unresolved-cases

Cases Currently Under Investigation

Robin Kurciviez – Fitchburg – 6/1/1984

Robin Kurciviez, 24, was found murdered in her 195 Mechanic St., Fitchburg residence on June 1, 1984. Anyone with information can reach out to Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to our office at 508-453-7589 or WorcesterDAunresolved@mass.gov

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Maria Evangelista – Upton – 10/21/1985

The body of 31-year-old Maria Evangelista was located in a shallow grave off Chestnut Street in Upton. She was last seen alive at Primrose Hotel in Upton. Family had reported her missing on Oct. 15, 1985. Her death was ruled a homicide. Anyone with information can reach out to Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to […]

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Bruce Leslie – Lunenburg – 11/4/1985

Bruce Leslie, a 27-year-old man was found in a storage room at Marine Power Company, 541 Chase Road in Lunenburg on Nov. 4, 1985. His death was ruled a homicide. Anyone with information can reach out to Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to our office at 508-453-7589 or WorcesterDAunresolved@mass.gov

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Eulogio Saez-Torres – Clinton – 3/24/1986

Eulogio Saez-Torres, 29, was reported missing March 21, 1986, and then found three days later in a wooded area in Clinton. His death was ruled a homicide. Anyone with information can reach out to Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to our office at 508-453-7589 or WorcesterDAunresolved@mass.gov

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Marie Dwyer – Lancaster – 7/19/1987

Authorities discovered the body of Marie Dwyer, 35, on a dirt road off Mechanic Street near the Lancaster-Leominster line on July 19, 1987. Her death was ruled a homicide. Anyone with information can reach out to Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to our office at 508-453-7589 or WorcesterDAunresolved@mass.gov

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Toan Kim Khuu and Thom Hoai Ngyuen – Leominster – 8/18/1987

Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Johnny Appleseed Road in Leominster on Aug. 18, 1987. While on scene, authorities discovered both males, identified as Toan Kim Khuu and Thom Hoai Ngyuen. Their deaths were ruled a homicide. Anyone with information can reach out to Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to […]

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Thomas Dwinnell – Charlton – 9/2/1987

Thomas Dwinnell, 34, was reported missing on April 8, 1987 from Worcester. His remains were located on Sept. 2, 1987, in Charlton. His death was ruled a homicide. Anyone with information can reach out to Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to our office at 508-453-7589 or WorcesterDAunresolved@mass.gov

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Kwame Cunningham and Matthew Sealy – Fitchburg – 12/17/1992

Two men, 46-year-old Matthew Sealy and 17-year-old Kwame Cunningham, were found at 156 Columbus Ave. in Fitchburg on Dec. 17, 1992. Their deaths were ruled homicides. Anyone with information can reach out to Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to our office at 508-453-7589 or WorcesterDAunresolved@mass.gov

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Molly Bish – Warren – 6/27/2000

On June 27, 2000, Molly Bish, a 16-year-old lifeguard, went missing from her post at Comins Pond in Warren. Molly’s remains were located three years later in a wooded area in Palmer. In 2021, the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office named Francis “Frank” P. Sumner Sr. a person of interest in her murder. Anyone with […]

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Lineida Olivera – Rutland – 9/4/2007

She was located in the woods about 200 yards from Route 122 in Rutland on Sept. 4, 2007. A hunter checking on the condition of his tree blind for the upcoming deer season spotted the remains, which were later identified as Lineida Olivera, 35. She had been reported missing by her family on May 4, […]

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