It is always tragic when a young life is lost, and even more tragic when the young person is taken needlessly.
This past week, a young mother from Medford was found dead in a wooded area this past week, having vanished late the previous week. While the investigation is still ongoing, the tragic death has been labeled a homicide.
The discovery of the body has caused many residents of Medford, a tight-knit community located about an hour east of New York City, concerned about the possibility that a killer may be on the loose in the area.
Regardless of whether or not this tragic crime was the work of a serial killer, the memory of the victim should not be forgotten as the crime is investigated further. After all, this young woman was a mother herself, and has sadly left behind a young child.
It remains to be seen what the outcome of this case will be, as the investigation continues.