Police: 15-year-old girl dies after apparent assault in Cambridge

The teen was a student at Cambridge Rindge and Latin.

Authorities say a 15-year-old girl is dead after an apparent assault in Cambridge over the weekend.

Cambridge police responded to a report of a young woman being thrown to the ground on Cambridge Street around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, the Middlesex District Attorney’s office said in a statement. She was transported to a local hospital in what authorities said was critical condition.

The teen was pronounced dead around 2:45 p.m. on Monday, according to the DA’s office. The cause of the girl’s death is being investigated by the chief medical examiner’s office.  

The initial investigation indicates the 15-year-old was walking to an acquaintance’s house when she was shoved to the ground, striking her head, authorities said.


Cambridge police said the assault occurred on Cambridge Street near Warren Street.

Her name has not been released, and no arrests have been made in connection with the incident, police said.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School confirmed in a statement that the 15-year-old was a student at the high school.

“As a result of this information, we are coordinating support for students,” the school said. “School personnel and grief counselors will be available starting on Tuesday, July 24, for students and staff who would like to talk. We will share more with the community as information becomes available.”

The assault remains under investigation by the DA’s office, local, and state police.