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Aaron Wornum - Murder Victim - Upham's Corner, June 26, 2011

Posted: January 15, 2011     Nancy J Conrad

An Invitation to Sadness

When my son came home and asked me to resurrect a vague memory of one of his friends who he says was polite and well dressed, it was a challenge - an interesting one.  How many of Damian's friends would that describe? Not many.Aaron Wornum

And, yes, I do recall a respectful young man who seemed to remember things about me that I couldn't recall and who showed interest in my well being.  But was that who Damian was talking about?

Then when the next utterance took on a tone of lamentation and the young man's image was suffered to shatter, when the "do you remember?" wa replaced by "that's all that's left," my cool and nonplussed ambience exploded into hot emotions of sadness, despair and denial.

Aaron Wornum had become the fourth murder victim in Upham's Corner in 2011.

Reflection on his Life

Driving over to the murder scene and coming upon the street memorial in his memory was like being able to reach out and touch Aaron one more time.  The vibrancy, color and joy that was expressed there said miles about how people felt about him.

Though deeply saddened by his passing, I could take with me an image of the spirit he expressed in his short but meaningful life.

Aaron Wornum in Memoriam

UPDATE: Death Investigation in the area of East Cottage & Sumner Streets – Victim Identified

At about 9:20pm, on Sunday, June 26, 2011, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Sumner and East Cottage Streets.

On arrival, officers observed an individual, suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds, lying in the street in front of 4 Sumner Street. The victim, a 25 year-old male, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.  T

The victim has since been identified as Aaron Wornum, 25, of Boston.

** Excerpted from BPDNews.com           View original article

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