Homicide Victim: Cassandra Mead
Date: Aug. 27, 2011
Time: 7 a.m.
Neighborhood: Wooster Square
Location: Body found on Union Street near Water Street, murder location undetermined
Arrests: No arrests have been made yet in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 203-946-6304.
The body of Cassandra Mead, 21, of East Haven, is found at about 7 a.m. on Union Street near Water Street. Authorities suspect that she may have been killed elsewhere and her body dumped. If determined she was murdered in New Haven, she is the city's 24 homicide victim in 2011. She had struggled with substance abuse issues and, police say, was working the streets as a prostitute.
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