|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.
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