Homicide & Unsolved

Adrienne Lynch, Chief
(781) 897-8300


In Massachusetts, the District Attorney is in charge of all aspects of homicide investigations and prosecutions.  In addition, District Attorney Marian Ryan oversees all death investigations, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the corresponding local police department.

Our team of experienced Assistant District Attorneys works with State Police investigators to bring those who commit these heinous crimes to justice.  Victim Witness Advocates provide support and assistance to the surviving friends and family members.   

Unsolved Homicide Section

Assistant District Attorneys and State Police detectives review unsolved murders, focusing on previously untapped resources, unknown witnesses, new scientific testing and other additional investigative avenues that may not have been available at the time of the crime.  The goal is to solve these cases, get closure for victims, and bring those responsible to justice.

Periodically we will feature a different case here in an effort to bring renewed attention and information to the case.

Featured Unsolved Cases

Authorities Continue To Investigate 1971 Unsolved Homicide Of Natalie Scheublin
Bedford- The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office continues to investigate the 1971 unsolved homicide of Natalie Scheublin, a 54 year old mother of two. Learn more

Melanson Disappeared Five Days Before Her 15th Birthday After Party In Woods With Group Of Friends
WOBURN – A reward is being offered for information leading to the discovery of the body of Melanie Melanson, a girl who disappeared five days before her 15th birthday after a party in the woods with a group of friends, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, the Woburn Police Department, and members of Melanie's family announced today. Learn more

Current Releases

  • “Most Wanted” Suspect Arraigned In Connection With 1994 Assault Full Story
  • Suspect Arraigned In Ayer For Attempted Murder After Fleeing To Ohio Full Story
  • Former Burlington Massachusetts Housing Authority Director To Be Arraigned Full Story
  • Nolle Prosequi Filed In Case Of Aisling Brady McCarthy Full Story