Mother of Massachusetts woman slain in '92 appeals for anyone with information to come forward

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BOSTON — The mother of a Saugus woman whose 1992 slaying remains unsolved has released a video asking for anyone who has information about her daughter's death to come forward and contact police.

Marlene Taraskiewicz's video was released by state police Sunday, 22 years after her 27-year-old daughter Susan was discovered beaten and stabbed in the trunk of a car at a Revere auto body shop. Her body was found the day after she left her job as a ramp supervisor for Northwest Airlines at Logan International Airport to pick up sandwiches for co-workers.

"Come forth, say something, help solve this murder, get justice for Susan," Taraskiewicz says in the video. "Our family not only lost Susan, but our family was destroyed. And it isn't right. No, it's not right. Susan didn't deserve it."

Taraskiewicz said some Northwest employees may know what happened, but have kept quiet about it over the years.

At the time Susan Taraskiewicz was slain, a group of Northwest employees was involved in a credit card theft ring. She was not involved.

She also had been the victim of sexual harassment, her mother and police said, perhaps after being promoted over some male co-workers or because they thought she knew something about the thefts.

Police say the investigation remains active.

"Susan was beautiful, intelligent, friendly, and had a heart of gold," her mother said in the video.

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