“We always feel something is coming, something is going to happen,” Rodgers said. “We’ve been feeling that way for 18 years.”
Standing outside her former home, Katherine Cremin, who now lives in Stoneham, recalled the way her family was destroyed.
“My daughter got murdered and a bomb went off, and this family blew apart,” she said. “You people all coming together today, I think is going to show us all that we’ve got the strength amongst us all to pull it all together and get with the ones you love. . . . Life is gone in a snatch, and then the torment throughout this family goes on.”
The crowd eventually dissipated, but the pain remains.
Katherine Cremin holds onto the hope that the exposure brought by the anniversary of her daughter’s death could lead to information surrounding it.
“Someone who committed a crime this heinous is still out on the streets,” she said. “Somebody knows something; they have to. If you’re out there, and you know something, please . . . give it up.”