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Family Searches for Answers After Cambridge Teen Dies Following Assault

Richelle Robinson, 15, died Monday from injuries sustained when she was allegedly pushed to the ground Sunday evening on Cambridge Street

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    Family Searches for Answers in Teen's Deadly Assault

    Authorities are continuing to investigate the death of a 15-year-old girl who was shoved to the ground in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    (Published Friday, July 27, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Family members are searching for answers in the death of 15-year-old Richelle Robinson.

    • Robinson was heading to an acquaintance's home when she was allegedly shoved on Sunday, causing her to hit her head. She died the next day.

    • Cambridge police are asking witnesses who may have seen something at the intersection of Cambridge and Warren streets to come forward.

    Five days after a teenager in Cambridge died from an apparent assault, her family and friends are still searching for answers.

    Richelle Robinson, 15, died Monday from injuries sustained when she was allegedly pushed to the ground Sunday evening on Cambridge Street.

    “It’s very sad,” said Soun Chheou, who owns a restaurant across the street.

    On storefronts in the neighborhood, police put up flyers asking for the public’s help with their case.

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    Robinson was heading to an acquaintance's home when she was allegedly shoved on Sunday. She was taken to a local hospital, where she died the following afternoon.

    Autopsy results are not ready to be released, according to the Middlesex County Attorney’s Office; however, police have asked anyone who may have been in the area of Warren and Cambridge Streets around 6:30 p.m. to come forward.

    “Even if it’s an accident, say it’s an accident. But let people know. We want an answer,” said Mary Aubourg, who lives around the corner.

    A vigil was held Wednesday evening for the teen who dreamed of becoming a paramedic, loved to dance and enjoyed makeup and getting her nails done.

    In the meantime, the Robinson family is preparing for the teenager’s funeral. A GoFundMe page has been created to help with expenses. 

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