October 19, 2011
WEST STEWARTSTOWN, N.H (AP) - A guest in the house of an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl whose body was pulled from the Connecticut River in West Stewartstown in August says he didn't see Celina Cass the night she was reported missing.
Kevin Mullaney, who had moved in with the family, said the door to the duplex was open when he returned home around midnight, and that he watched TV and then went to bed around 1 a.m.
The 23-year-old Mullaney told WMUR-TV that he left for work at 6:15 a.m. and that none of the vehicles in the driveway appeared to have moved overnight.
He said Celina's mother, Luisia Cass, was like a mother to him, and Celina was like a sister.
Celina's body was found Aug. 1, a week after she disappeared. Her death has been declared a homicide but no arrests have been made.
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